Jews in American Politics, Essays

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $91.13
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 9%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (2) from $91.13   
  • New (2) from $91.13   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$91.13
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(23294)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
BRAND NEW

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$91.23
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(10042)

Condition: New
New Book. Shipped from US within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000

Ships from: Secaucus, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

Joseph Lieberman's Vice Presidential nomination and Presidential candidacy are neither the first nor last words on signal Jewish achievements in American politics. Jews have played an important role in American government since the early 1800s at least, and in view of the 2004 election, there is no political office outside the reach of Jewish American citizens. For the first time, Jews in American Politics: Essays brings together a complete picture of the past, present, and future of Jewish political participation. Perfect for students and scholars alike, this monumental work includes thoughtful and original chapters by leading journalists, scholars, and practitioners. Topics range from Jewish leadership and identity; to Jews in Congress, on the Supreme Court, and in presidential administrations; and on to Jewish influence in the media, the lobbies, and in other arenas in which American government operates powerfully, if informally. In addition to the thematically unified essays, Jews in American Politics: Essays concludes with an invaluable roster of Jews in key governmental positions from Ambassadorships and Cabinet posts to federal judges, state governors, and mayors of major cities. Both analytical and anecdotal, the essays in Jews in American Politics offer deep insight into serious questions about the dilemmas that Jews in public service face, as well as humorous sidelights and authoritative reference materials never before collected in one source. The story of the rich tradition of Jewish participation in American political life provides an indispensable resource for any serious follower of American politics, especially in election year 2004.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Michael Barone
Jews have long played an important role in American Politics—behind the scenes and, increasingly, in the spotlight. Jews in American Politics tells the story from colonial days to the nomination of Joseph Lieberman for vice president in 2000, and fills a place that has been vacant for too long on our political bookshelves.
Senator Joseph I. Lieberman
The experience I had during the 2000 presidential campaign has only deepened my feelings about public service. It reinforced my basic faith in the goodness and tolerance of the American people, my belief that there is an important role for idealism in public life, and my conviction that each individual can make a contribution to a better society. It has also convinced me as never before that American Jews have an important and special role to play in the civic life of this great country. . . . That is the spirit I hope readers—particularly young readers—will draw from this important book.
Hal Bruno
This is a fascinating and comprehensive study of the role Jews have played in American politics and government. Along with documenting their many unique contributions, it is a tribute to thier own determination and to the democracy that gave them the opportunity to overcome the barriers of anti-Semitisim.
Senator Barbara Boxer
Reading Jews in American Politics is like finding a missing puzzle piece. Never before has there been such a detailed account of Jewish political experience. Using thought provoking essays and compelling statistics, this work tells us where we have been, where we are, and where we are going. It is a must-read for anyone interested in politics and any person with a love of history and heritage.
CHOICE
Maisel presents a comprehensive and readable compendium on the history and present role of Jews in American politics. Here, in one place, is an encyclopedic rendering of Jewish political life in the U.S. in a readable and professional manner. This book belongs in all libraries, academic and public, where the question of Jewish participation in politics is a concern. Highly recommended.
Joseph I. Lieberman
The experience I had during the 2000 presidential campaign has only deepened my feelings about public service. It reinforced my basic faith in the goodness and tolerance of the American people, my belief that there is an important role for idealism in public life, and my conviction that each individual can make a contribution to a better society. It has also convinced me as never before that American Jews have an important and special role to play in the civic life of this great country. . . . That is the spirit I hope readers—particularly young readers—will draw from this important book.
The Washington Post
This volume examines Jews' participation in politics disproportionate to their numbers. It also shows the important role religion has played in shaping Jewish attitudes toward justice and communal responsibility.
National Journal
A wonderful new book.
Choice
Maisel presents a comprehensive and readable compendium on the history and present role of Jews in American politics. Here, in one place, is an encyclopedic rendering of Jewish political life in the U.S. in a readable and professional manner. This book belongs in all libraries, academic and public, where the question of Jewish participation in politics is a concern. Highly recommended.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742528796
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2003
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.26 (w) x 10.26 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

L. Sandy Maisel is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor and chair of the Department of Government at Colby College. He is also director of the Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College. Ira N. Forman is executive director of the National Jewish Democratic Council and the research director of the Solomon Project.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Lieberman Candidacy Part 3 I Themes, Trends, and American Political Institutions Chapter 4 Identity and Politics: Dilemmas of Jewish Leadership in America Chapter 5 At the Summit: Presidents, Presidential Appointments, and Jews Chapter 6 On the Hill: Jews in the United States Congress Chapter 7 On the Bench: The Jewish Justices Chapter 8 Movers, Shakers, and Leaders: Jewish Party Politicians Chapter 9 Who Does What?: Jewish Advocacy and Jewish "Interest" Chapter 10 A Part and Apart: Jewish Americans, the Media, and American Politics Chapter 11 The Politics of Minority Consciousness: The Historical Voting Behavior of American Jews Chapter 12 Still Liberal After All These Years?: The Contemporary Political Behavior of American Jewry Chapter 13 Right Turn?: Jews and the American Conservative Movement Chapter 14 Famished for Justice: The Jew as Radical Chapter 15 Activists and Organizers: Jewish Women and American Politics Chapter 16 Israel and Beyond: American Jews and U.S. Foreign Policy Chapter 17 Hosts, Not Visitors: The Future of Jews in American Politics Part 18 II Rosters of Jewish Leadership and Voting Chapter 19 A Jewish Cabinet Officers Chapter 20 B Jews in the United States Senate Chapter 21 C Jews in the United States House of Representatives Chapter 22 D Jews on the United States Supreme Court Chapter 23 E Jewish Governors Chapter 24 F Jews Holding Statewide Constitutional Offices Chapter 25 G Jewish Mayors of Major Cities Chapter 26 H Concentration of Jewish Population, 1800-2000 Chapter 27 I Jewish Voting Patterns in Selected Elections

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)