How Jews became White Folks and What That Says about Race in America

  title={How Jews became White Folks and What That Says about Race in America},
  author={Diane L. Wolf and Karen Brodkin},
  journal={Contemporary Sociology},
The article offers a review of Karen Brodkin’s How Jews Became White Folks and What That Says about America. Brodkin analyses the social and political transformations in America and puts the analysis in the context of her own autobiography. The fi rst issue that Brodki n investigates are the processes that led to the change in the social status of Jews and other immigrants from Eastern and Southern Europe in the 20th century. Second, Brodkin tries to understand her own origins, as well as… 
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How Jews became White Folks and What That Says About Race in America, by Karen Brodkin. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1998, 243pp. $48.00 (hc), $18.00 (pbk)
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