The Jews in America: Four Centuries of an Uneasy Encounter / Edition 1

The Jews in America: Four Centuries of an Uneasy Encounter / Edition 1

by Arthur Hertzberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231108419

ISBN-13: 9780231108416

Pub. Date: 10/07/1997

Publisher: Columbia University Press

A controversial examination of the Jewish ''success story" in American that questions notions of identity, assimilation, and ethnicity.

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A controversial examination of the Jewish ''success story" in American that questions notions of identity, assimilation, and ethnicity.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231108416
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
10/07/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
409
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Paperback Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Who Are the Jews in America?1
1New Amsterdam: The Last Stop5
2Puritans and Jews: Truth vs Error20
3Colonial Jews: Almost Free34
4Revolutionaries - and Some Tories50
5James Madison's America62
6Patriots in the New Nation78
7The German Jews Arrive90
8Worshiping America101
9Getting Rich Quick119
10The Russian Jews Arrive140
11"This Is Our Country"165
12The Invention of the Jewish Mother184
13The Russians Defeat the Germans205
14Closing the Gates225
15Children of the Ghetto242
16FDR: The Benevolent King of the Jews270
17After the War289
18The Conquest of the Suburbs304
19With JFK, to Power322
20Turmoil at Home, Glory in Israel338
Conclusion: The End of Immigrant Memory - What Can Replace It?365
Notes on Sources377
Index389

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