The Chautauquan; A Weekly Newsmagazine. [Official Publication of Chautauqua Institution, a System of Popular Education] Volume 50

The Chautauquan; A Weekly Newsmagazine. [Official Publication of Chautauqua Institution, a System of Popular Education] Volume 50

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...and to stimulate them to face this current from the country and to establish themselves with the hope of becoming successful farmers and industrians in small towns. That this has been accomplished at all is owing to the fact that the people have been much helped in starting and the Jewish agricultural communities have been strengthened by the introduction of industrial interests, and into the midst of these industrial-agricultural settlements have been introduced certain social elements designed to attract and interest the young people and to hold them through the years when they would naturally be setting forth to the cities. The early years of these experiments were marked by great hardship and many seasons were necessarily passed before the type of immigrant who is destined to make. a successful agriculturist was discovered. The Jewish people from Roumania, for example, do not make successful farmers. Nor do the Austrians nor the Hungarians. And indeed not all of the Russians. But from Poland and from parts of Russia there do come each year a certain number of immigrants who have the capacity for adjusting them selves to the conditions of American farms and small town life. The breaking out and reclamation of waste land is a terrible and arduous task--one that few American farmers will face in these days. But having once brought forth a harvest and been encouraged by a single yield of crops, the Jewish farmers are open to being convinced that farming may be profitable. They may even show themselves energetic and enthusiastic in attacking the waste land and in improving the reclaimed tracts. The first of the Jewish colonies in southern New Jersey, Alliance, was named after the Alliance Israelite Universelle, which provided some of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236775856
  • 9781236775856