On Middle Ground

A History of the Jews of Baltimore

Author: Eric L. Goldstein,Deborah R. Weiner

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421424533

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 5643

In 1938, Gustav Brunn and his family fled Nazi Germany and settled in Baltimore. Brunn found a job at McCormick’s Spice Company but was fired after three days when, according to family legend, the manager discovered he was Jewish. He started his own successful business using a spice mill he brought over from Germany and developed a blend especially for the seafood purveyors across the street. Before long, his Old Bay spice blend would grace kitchen cabinets in virtually every home in Maryland. The Brunns sold the business in 1986. Four years later, Old Bay was again sold—to McCormick. In On Middle Ground, the first truly comprehensive history of Baltimore’s Jewish community, Eric L. Goldstein and Deborah R. Weiner describe not only the formal institutions of Jewish life but also the everyday experiences of families like the Brunns and of a diverse Jewish population that included immigrants and natives, factory workers and department store owners, traditionalists and reformers. The story of Baltimore Jews—full of absorbing characters and marked by dramas of immigration, acculturation, and assimilation—is the story of American Jews in microcosm. But its contours also reflect the city’s unique culture. Goldstein and Weiner argue that Baltimore’s distinctive setting as both a border city and an immigrant port offered opportunities for advancement that made it a magnet for successive waves of Jewish settlers. The authors detail how the city began to attract enterprising merchants during the American Revolution, when it thrived as one of the few ports remaining free of British blockade. They trace Baltimore’s meteoric rise as a commercial center, which drew Jewish newcomers who helped the upstart town surpass Philadelphia as the second-largest American city. They explore the important role of Jewish entrepreneurs as Baltimore became a commercial gateway to the South and later developed a thriving industrial scene. Readers learn how, in the twentieth century, the growth of suburbia and the redevelopment of downtown offered scope to civic leaders, business owners, and real estate developers. From symphony benefactor Joseph Meyerhoff to Governor Marvin Mandel and trailblazing state senator Rosalie Abrams, Jews joined the ranks of Baltimore’s most influential cultural, philanthropic, and political leaders while working on the grassroots level to reshape a metro area confronted with the challenges of modern urban life. Accessibly written and enriched by more than 130 illustrations, On Middle Ground reveals that local Jewish life was profoundly shaped by Baltimore’s "middleness"—its hybrid identity as a meeting point between North and South, a major industrial center with a legacy of slavery, and a large city with a small-town feel.

On middle ground

novellas by Clark Blaise, Keath Fraser, Mavis Gallant, Malcolm Lowry, John Metcalf, Audrey Thomas, Ethel Wilson

Author: Clark Blaise,Douglas Daymond,Leslie Monkman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Canadian fiction (English) 20th century

Page: 439

View: 1622

Making the Metropolitan Landscape

Standing Firm on Middle Ground

Author: Jacqueline Tatom,Jennifer Stauber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135232067

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 7031

The American landscape is an extremely complex terrain born from a history of collective and individual experiences. These created environments, which all may be called metropolitan landscapes, constantly challenge students and professionals in the fields of architecture, design and planning to consider new ways of making lively public places. This book brings together varied voices in urban design theory and practice to explore new ways of understanding place and our position in it.

Maddie - Der Widerstand geht weiter

Author: Katie Kacvinsky


ISBN: 383872514X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9319

Auch nachdem Maddie bei ihrem Bruder in L.A. eingezogen ist, setzt sie ihren Kampf fort. Gemeinsam mit Justin hilft sie Jugendlichen, die der Digital School den Rücken kehren wollen. Doch dann wird Maddie geschnappt und von der Polizei in eine Jugendstrafanstalt gesteckt. Hier werden alle inhaftiert, die sich gegen das System stellen. Isolationshaft und Gehirnwäsche sind im Gefängnis an der Tagesordnung und der Wille der meisten Insassen wird innerhalb kürzester Zeit gebrochen. Maddie ist lange standhaft! Doch die Haftbedingungen zermürben auch sie und schließlich ist sie kurz davor, aufzugeben. Wie soll sie alleine im Gefängnis gegen die übermächtig erscheinenden Gegner bestehen? Erst als der junge Aufseher Gabe ihr zu verstehen gibt, dass er auf ihrer Seite steht, schöpft Maddie neue Hoffnung. Aber um das System zu besiegen, muss sie sehr weit gehen ...

In Search of Middle Ground

Memoirs of a Washington Insider

Author: Warren I. Cikins

Publisher: Devora Publishing

ISBN: 9781932687460

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

View: 1950

In 50 years in the Washington politics, Warren Cikins has helped draft legislation dealing with integration and affirmative action. He also was in the forefront of the conflict to revamp the US penal system, among other causes.

The Middle Ground

Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650–1815

Author: Richard White

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139495682

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 2592

An acclaimed book and widely acknowledged classic, The Middle Ground steps outside the simple stories of Indian-white relations - stories of conquest and assimilation and stories of cultural persistence. It is, instead, about a search for accommodation and common meaning. It tells how Europeans and Indians met, regarding each other as alien, as other, as virtually nonhuman, and how between 1650 and 1815 they constructed a common, mutually comprehensible world in the region around the Great Lakes that the French called pays d'en haut. Here the older worlds of the Algonquians and of various Europeans overlapped, and their mixture created new systems of meaning and of exchange. Finally, the book tells of the breakdown of accommodation and common meanings and the re-creation of the Indians as alien and exotic. First published in 1991, the 20th anniversary edition includes a new preface by the author examining the impact and legacy of this study.

Searching for Middle Ground

Author: Cynthia Supnet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781598863970

Category: Self-Help

Page: 83

View: 1288

Searching for Middle Ground is a book about hard knocks and soft landings. Cynthia shows people how to dust themselves off and move on regardless of the situation.

Slavery and Freedom on the Middle Ground

Maryland During the Nineteenth Century

Author: Barbara Jeanne Fields

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300040326

Category: History

Page: 268

View: 805

In this history, Fields shows how Maryland’s centrist moderation turned into centrist immoderation under the stress of the Civil War and argues that Reconstruction proved to be at least as difficult in Maryland as in the Confederacy.

Finding the Middle Ground

Krestovskii, Tur, and the Power of Ambivalence in Nineteenth-Century Russian Women's Prose

Author: Jehanne Gheith

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810117142

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 302

View: 8211

An examination of two influential women writers in the mid-nineteenth century which challenges many common assumptions about the development of the Russian literary tradition

Per Chance To Dream

Author: Michael Reisman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462029280

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

View: 4991

Sometimes we just daydream about wishing what we want out of life. Other times it comes in an episode as our heads sleep on a pillow. Maybe one of those realistic dreams is a sight into a future event. Let us see what happens in these short stories where the variety and outcomes will have you amazed. Take your time, for it is now your turn Per Chance To Dream... This book is dedicated to all of the readers and fans of my novels. It is those people who fuel my desire to continue.

People of the Middle Ground

A Century of Conflict and Accommodation in Central Mindanao, 1880s-1980s

Author: Ronald K. Edgerton

Publisher: Ateneo University Press

ISBN: 971550566X

Category: History

Page: 439

View: 2088

Tells the story of people in central Mindanao who developed a masterful capacity to borrow from the new without losing touch with the old, reimagining themselves not as willing Western clones or stubborn tribal traditionalists, but as virtuosos at articulating between multiple ways of being.

Middle Ground

Exploring Selected Literature from and about the Middle East

Author: Sheryl L. Finkle,Tamara J. Lilly

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: 9780814131619

Category: Education

Page: 149

View: 9935

Provides a review of the theory and practice of teaching Middle Eastern literature and includes coverage of the principles for selecting quality texts and activities, lessons, and support materials for various print and nonprint texts.

Ethical Reasoning in International Affairs

Arguments from the Middle Ground

Author: C. Navari

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113729096X

Category: Political Science

Page: 251

View: 8320

Arguing for a middle ground between idealism and realism, this book considers the most pressing ethical and moral issues in contemporary international politics, including intervention, human rights and aid, and sets about reasoning how to resolve them in politically realistic ways.

Die Rebellion der Maddie Freeman

Author: Katie Kacvinsky


ISBN: 3414823004

Category: Computers and civilization

Page: 366

View: 2527

Man schreibt das Jahr 2060. Die Menschen leben isoliert in ihren digitalen Welten, auch die 17-jährige Maddie gehört dazu. Erst als sie Justin, den Koordinator einer rebellischen Widerstandsbewegung kennenlernt, beginnt sie, das System infrage zu stellen. Ab 13.

Understanding Shiite Leadership

The Art of the Middle Ground in Iran and Lebanon

Author: Shaul Mishal,Ori Goldberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107046386

Category: Political Science

Page: 166

View: 5759

This book presents Shiite leaderships as pragmatic entities with the potential to form fruitful relationships with the non-Shiite world.

Seeking Middle Ground on Social Security Reform

Author: David Koitz

Publisher: Hoover Institution Press

ISBN: 0817999760

Category: Political Science

Page: 102

View: 7644

This book looks at both the Republican and the Democratic Party plans for Social Security, showing how each confronts significant ideological and political hurdles. David Koitz cuts through the partisan rhetoric that has made social Security one of the most debated programs on the U.S. political scene and looks at both the Republican and the Democratic plans for Social Security, showing important flaws in each.

Stranded on the Middle Ground?

Reflections on Circumstances and Policies

Author: Sir Keith Joseph

Publisher: N.A


Category: Capitalism

Page: 80

View: 8260

Middle Ground

Author: Katie Kacvinsky

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547927800

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6945

In this provocative cautionary tale for teens, the sequel to Awaken, seventeen-year-old Maddie’s rebellion against the digital-only life grows dangerous. Maddie is in Los Angeles, trying to stay out of trouble. But one night, a seemingly small act of defiance lands her in the place she fears the most: a detention center. Here, patients are reprogrammed to accept a digital existence. Maddie is now fighting for her mind, her soul, and her very life. Once again, Katie Kacvinsky paints a disturbing picture of our increasingly technology-based society. This ebook includes a sample chapter of Still Point.

Wie man unsere Namen schreibt


Author: Chinua Achebe

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104007330

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 2703

Chinua Achebe - seine Essays zum ersten Mal auf Deutsch ›Mein Vater und ich‹, ›Meine Töchter‹ - in 17 persönlichen, polemischen und politischen Essays betrachtet Chinua Achebe den Bogen seines Lebens. Kein Autor hat die Signatur, mit der ihn Afrika prägte, so deutlich beschrieben, analysiert und um seine Anerkennung gekämpft wie Achebe. In dem zum ersten Mal auf Deutsch vorliegenden Band erzählt er von seiner Kindheit, seiner Herkunft und seinem Erbe: von dem Kind in Nigeria bis zu dem Verkehrsunfall, der ihn über zwanzig Jahre an den Rollstuhl fesselte. »Ohne das Werk von Chinua Achebe wäre die afrikanische Literatur überhaupt nicht vorstellbar. Seine Leidenschaft, sein scharfer Geist, seine glasklare Prosa sind unübertrefflich.« Toni Morrison