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Plumes: Ostrich Feathers, Jews, and a Lost World of Global Commerce

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An unexpected and fascinating examination of the vanished Jewish trade in ostrich feathers, which thrived on three continents The thirst for exotic ornament among fashionable women in the metropoles of Europe and America prompted a bustling global trade in ostrich feathers that flourished from the 1880s until the First World War. When feathers fell out of fashion with consumers, the result was an economic catastrophe for many, a worldwide feather bust. In this remarkable book, Sarah Stein draws on rich archival materials ...

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Plumes: Ostrich Feathers, Jews, and a Lost World of Global Commerce
2010, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300168181

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Plumes: Ostrich Feathers, Jews, and a Lost World of Global Commerce
2008, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300127362

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