By Howard M. Sachar
Spanning 350 years of Jewish event during this kingdom, A background of the Jews in the USA is a vital chronicle through the writer of The process smooth Jewish History.
With awesome scholarship and a riveting experience of element, Howard M. Sachar tells the tales of Spanish marranos and Russian refugees, of noblemen and threadbare social revolutionaries, of philanthropists and Hollywood moguls. while, he elucidates the grand subject matters of the Jewish stumble upon with the United States, from the bigotry of a Christian majority to the tensions between Jews of alternative origins and ideology, and from the fight for recognition to the ambivalence of assimilation.
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Fundraising campaigns were launched to buy land in San Diego for Navy use. Four years later, construction on a permanent Navy hospital began, nearly contiguous to the exposition site. These lily ponds would be used for a variety of military purposes in World War I and World War II. ) 43 The Military in San Diego Visitors experienced a taste of military life both at the exposition and throughout San Diego. Daily marching demonstrations, such as this in the Plaza de Panama, added a touch of pomp and circumstance.
Only the structures shown here existed in 1912. Shortly after this photograph was taken, 12 cottages, an executive director’s house, a library, a 1,000-foot-long pier, and an 85-foot ship, the Alexander Agassiz, were constructed. “I have never . . asked either Mr. Scripps or Miss Scripps for money. All I have ever done has been to point out the possibility of development and research and the meaning of the results,” wrote William Ritter, one of the first local biologists to promote a San Diego marine research station.
America needed new massive Army training camps in the run up to World War I. San Diego officials saw that need as another opportunity for economic development. They offered the military an undeveloped ranch called Miramar, about 11 miles north of downtown, for an Army infantry training center. Soon, 40,000 troops were training at Camp Kearny and preparing for deployment to Europe. 54 Birth of a Military Metropolis: 1917–1921 “America’s Sweetheart” Mary Pickford visited Camp Kearny on several occasions, usually to entertain the troops and entice them to buy war bonds.
A History of the Jews in America by Howard M. Sachar