[Chicago]; Privately Published, 1933. Item #31675
Publishers cloth. 8vo. Xx 423 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Each part preceded by leaf with half-title not included in the pagination (4 leaves) . Takes a cultural instead of chronological approach to history; bringing together the author’s opinions, descriptions of community issues, and examinations of events occuring throughout the later 19th and early 20th century. Introduction by Julian W. Mack, U. S. Judge and Zionist leader. Philip Bregstone was a “chicago lawyer, writer, and public official who was active in Jewish affairs and Zionist causes. […] Mr. Bregstone also organized Zionist groups in the Middle West and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to promote the idea of a Palestinian homeland for Jewish peoples. Meanwhile, he wrote many articles about literature and several books— ‘In Shturm von Leben’, which was published in Yiddish in 1924; ‘Chicago and Its Jews’, which was published in English 1933; and ‘Sins of Youth’, which was never published. Bregstone received much recognition during his lifetime for his literary efforts. He died on February 9, 1934 in Chicago. ” (Philip P. Bregstone Papers) Subjects: Jews -- Illinois --Chicago. Jews -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Charities. Ex-library. Slight fraying to top and bottom of backstrip. Light wear to cloth. Very good condition. (AMR-41-45).