They Came For Good: A History of the Jews in the United States - Present at the Creation, 1654-1820

Overview

The first installment in the PBS documentary series They Came for Good: A History of Jews in the United States, this film uses historical reenactments, interviews, and vintage artwork to document the role of Jews in the dawning of American History. They Came for Good: A History of the Jews in the United States -- Present at the Creation, 1654-1820 begins with the arrival of Jewish exiles from Brazil in the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, and traces their ongoing battle against prejudice and ignorance to live and ...
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Overview

The first installment in the PBS documentary series They Came for Good: A History of Jews in the United States, this film uses historical reenactments, interviews, and vintage artwork to document the role of Jews in the dawning of American History. They Came for Good: A History of the Jews in the United States -- Present at the Creation, 1654-1820 begins with the arrival of Jewish exiles from Brazil in the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, and traces their ongoing battle against prejudice and ignorance to live and worship as they saw fit in the New World. The film also explores the role of Jewish settlers in the American revolution, and how Jewish traditions were shaped by life in the new nation. This film was followed by They Came for Good: A History of the Jews in the United States -- Taking Root, 1820-1880.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2001
  • UPC: 016351098498
  • Original Release: 2001
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  • Source: Shanachie
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 60:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 71,416

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mason Adams Voice Only
Technical Credits
Amram Nowak Director
Ross Levinson Score Composer
Kris Liem Editor
Jerry Pantzer Cinematographer
Manya Starr Screenwriter
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Scene Index

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1. Start Program [3:56]
2. 23 Brazilian Jews Land On Manhattan [5:19]
3. Asher Levy Fights For Equal Rights [5:10]
4. First Synagogue Built In 1720 [6:07]
5. Rhode Island Welcomes Jewish Settlers [6:21]
6. Jews And The Revolutionary War [10:34]
7. Influence Of Mordacai Manuel Noah [4:40]
8. Rebecca Gratz' Life Of Public Service [5:07]
9. Uriah Levy Versus The U.s. Navy [7:18]
10. Next Exodus Of European Jews Begins [3:14]
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