A Concise History of American Antisemitism

A Concise History of American Antisemitism

by Robert Michael
     
 

A Concise History of American Antisemitism shows how Christianity's negative views of Jews pervaded American history from colonial times to the present. The book describes the European background to American anti-Semitism, then divides American history into time periods, and examines the anti-Semitic ideas, personalities, and literature in each period. Clear and

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A Concise History of American Antisemitism shows how Christianity's negative views of Jews pervaded American history from colonial times to the present. The book describes the European background to American anti-Semitism, then divides American history into time periods, and examines the anti-Semitic ideas, personalities, and literature in each period. Clear and forceful, A Concise History of American Antisemitism is an important work for undergraduate course use and for the general public interested in the roots of the current rash of anti-Semitism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742543133
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/15/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Introduction: "The United States Is Above All Things a Christian Nation" Chapter 4 "We Never Do Evil So Completely and Cheerfully as When We Do It Out of Religious Conviction:" European Antisemitism before the Founding of America Chapter 5 "The Preservation of Christianity Is One of the Great and Leading Ends of Government:" The Jews in the American Colonies and Early State History Chapter 6 "Chock Full of Lies, Wickedness, and Blasphemy:" American Attitudes toward Jews before the Civil War Chapter 7 "A People Whose Feet Run to Evil:" American Antisemitism from the Civil War to the Turn of the Century Chapter 8 "The Jews Reap More and More Dislike as They Better Themselves:" American Responses to Jews from World War One to the Start of World War Two Chapter 9 "The Acquiescence of This Government in the Murder of the Jews:" America, the Jews, and the Holocaust from 1938 to 1945 Chapter 10 "Dangerous People:" A New Beginning? America and the Jews since 1945 Chapter 11 Appendix: Postwar Film

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