Dixie Diaspora: An Anthology of Southern Jewish History

Dixie Diaspora: An Anthology of Southern Jewish History

by Mark K. Bauman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0817352910

ISBN-13: 9780817352912

Pub. Date: 08/06/2006

Publisher: University of Alabama Press


Regional Jewish history at its best.
 
This book is an anthology of essays designed to introduce readers to key issues in this growing field of scholarship and to encourage further study. Divided into five sections--“Jews and Judaism,” “Small Town Life,” “Business and Governance,” “Interaction,” and &ldquo…  See more details below

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Regional Jewish history at its best.
 
This book is an anthology of essays designed to introduce readers to key issues in this growing field of scholarship and to encourage further study. Divided into five sections--“Jews and Judaism,” “Small Town Life,” “Business and Governance,” “Interaction,” and “Identity”--the essays cover a broad geographical and chronological span and address a variety of topics, including economics, politics, roles of women, ethnicity, and race. This organizational structure enhances the volume’s historical treatment of regional Jewish history and lends itself to cross-disciplinary study in fields such as cultural studies, religious studies, and political science.
         

 
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817352912
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
08/06/2006
Series:
Judaic Studies Series Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : an anthology of southern Jewish history1
1A "haven of benignity" : conflict and cooperation between eighteenth-century Savannah Jews12
2Southern rabbis and the foundation of the first National Association of Rabbis33
3The mixers : the role of rabbis deep in the heart of Texas55
4East European immigrants and the image of Jews in the small-town South108
5Jewish women in the central Appalachian coal fields, 1880-1960 : from breadwinners to community builders143
6The Dixie diaspora : the "loss" of the small southern Jewish community165
7Jewish commercial interests between North and South : the case of the Lehmans and the Seligmans195
8Philip and Morris Dzialynski : Jewish contributions to the rebuilding of the South209
9Role theory and history : the illustration of ethnic brokerage in the Atlanta Jewish community in an era of transition and conflict236
10Nativism, bigotry and anti-semitism in the South270
11"Notorious in the neighborhood" : an interracial family in early national and antebellum Virginia285
12Closing ranks : Montgomery Jews and civil rights, 1954-1960331
13Interaction and identity : Jews and Christians in nineteenth century New Orleans357
14Is the Jew white? : the racial place of the southern Jew390
15The braided identity of southern Jewry427
16"How to win the Jews for Christ" : southern Jewishness and the southern Baptist convention452

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