The Dixie Diaspora: The "Loss" of the Small Southern Jewish Community

@article{Sheskin2000TheDD,
  title={The Dixie Diaspora: The "Loss" of the Small Southern Jewish Community},
  author={Ira M. Sheskin},
  journal={Southeastern Geographer},
  year={2000},
  volume={40},
  pages={52 - 74}
}
The major purpose of this paper is to describe recent changes in the geographic distribution of the Jewish population of the U.S. South and to discuss competing theories as to why small southern Jewish communities have been declining over the past few decades. First, this paper discusses the increase in Jewish population of the South Census Division, from 330,000 in 1937 to 1,264,000 in 1997. However, when one defines a "Jewish South," omitting Florida and Maryland/DC, the increase is not… Expand
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