The Development and Social Adjustment of the Jewish Community in Montreal

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Author/collaborator
Title
The Development and Social Adjustment of the Jewish Community in Montreal
Abstract
Montreal's Jewish community in the first decades of the twentieth century offers a picture different in certain ways from other racial and ethnic minorities in the city. The main period of its history in Canada begins about 1900. In Montreal a small, compact nucleus of Jewish population in the nineteenth century expanded and developed into a large, comparatively heterogeneous and widely scattered, yet solidly integrated, self-conscious community. The author traces the changing ecological pattern of the Jewish community in relation to the growth of the city of Montreal as a whole during this period. She argues that informal habits, as well as formal structures, reveal the differences in adjustment and assimilation between different elements within the Jewish community, these differences being shown to coincide rather closely with those of successive areas of settlement in the city. The author concludes that complete assimilation was achieved by few, if any, of the members of this community; the completely unassimilated type was likewise practically non-existent.
Type
Master's Thesis
University
McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
1939
Language
en
URL
Citation
Seidel, Judith. “The Development and Social Adjustment of the Jewish Community in Montreal.” Master’s Thesis, McGill University, 1939. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/QMM/TC-QMM-120149.pdf.
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