Baja California Jewish Refuge and Homeland [SIGNED]. Norton B. Stern.
Baja California Jewish Refuge and Homeland [SIGNED]

Baja California Jewish Refuge and Homeland [SIGNED]

Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1973.

Hardcover. Near fine. Baja California Travel Series 32. 69 pp, with frontispiece, illustrations. Very slight rubbing to corners; else fine. One of an edition of 600. Signed with short inscription by author on front flyleaf. As described in a contemporary review: "The first chapter, which covers a period from 1891 to 1905, deals primarily with the interest shown in Baja California by Alta California Jews, especially as an area for settling refugees of the Russlan pogroms. The second chapter, which is as long as the other two combined, is concerned mainly with the lives of three of northern Baja California’s early jewish settlers: Luis Mendelson, Maximiliano Bernstein, and David Goldbaum. Mendelson arrived on the Peninsula in 1871 and the other two men during the 1880s, but each of them came on an individual basis, for strictly personal reasons, and not as part of any organized movement. The third chapter focuses on the interest shown in Baja California by the leadership (in London) of the Territorialist organization, and which occurred in late 1905 or early 1906" (Journal of San Diego History, Spring 1974).

Item #3204

Price: $75.00

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