Senior Thesis

Shabbat Cotton by Bill Aron
Shabbat Cotton by Bill Aron
Shabbat Cotton by Bill Aron

Yesterday I handed in my senior thesis, a project I have been working on for over a year. Suffice it so say, turning it in feels like one of the biggest accomplishments of my life thus far. I would like to once again thank my thesis advisor, Dr. Molly B. Farneth for all her help and support during this process.

Though I have allowed the thesis to be available to scholars worldwide, I want to make it available to anyone else who might be interested. Feedback is welcome!

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On the River, On the Road: Lower Mississippi Peddlers and their Judaism, 1820-1865 by Laura Newman Eckstein is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://lauraneckstein.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/EcksteinFinal.pdf.

 

 

An Almost Wordless Wednesday

Good Morning! It has been a while. Here’s an almost wordless Wednesday. Here are photos of different aspects of Southern Jewish Life I have been exploring: plantations, trade, transportation, and ritual.

Farm Cultivation, ca. 1900, Norman Studio, Natchez, Mississippi (Courtesy Louisiana State University Digital Collections)
Steamship Jno. A. Scudder fully laden with cotton bales moored just off the river bank, ca. 1890, Natchez, Mississippi, Norman Studio (Courtesy Louisiana State University Digital Collections)
Synagogue, ca. 1880, Natchez, Mississippi, Norman Studio (Courtesy Louisiana State University Digital Collections)

http://cdm16313.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/LSU_TJP/id/82

http://cdm16313.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/LSU_TJP/id/2

http://cdm16313.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/LSU_TJP/id/136