Joining the Club: A History of Jews and Yale / Edition 2

Joining the Club: A History of Jews and Yale / Edition 2

by Dan A. Oren
     
 

This unique and richly informative addition to American educational, religious, and cultural history examines the college life of Jews at Yale from the first Jewish graduate in 1809 to the present time, drawing comparisons to the Jewish experience at other elite colleges and universities and to the experiences of other minorities at Yale. In this second edition, Oren… See more details below

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This unique and richly informative addition to American educational, religious, and cultural history examines the college life of Jews at Yale from the first Jewish graduate in 1809 to the present time, drawing comparisons to the Jewish experience at other elite colleges and universities and to the experiences of other minorities at Yale. In this second edition, Oren draws on new interviews and references to present the dramatic events of the past twenty years, describing the tensions between majority and minority cultures in an academic world increasingly committed to inclusiveness and the solidification of meritocracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300084689
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Series:
A Yale Tercentennial Book
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
516
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.64(h) x 1.29(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
A New Preface
Introduction
Pt. 11701-1878
1The Beginnings3
Pt. 21878-1941
2Increasing Biases: Undergraduate Life until the First World War19
3The Limitation of Numbers: Undergraduate Admissions between the World Wars41
4Mixed Messages: Undergraduate Life between the World Wars69
5Religious Spirit103
6The Faculty120
7The School of Medicine146
Pt. 31941-1980
8Evolving Meritocracy: Undergraduate Life after the Second World War171
9Undergraduate Admissions186
10Hillel231
11A Kosher Whiffenpoof: The Religiously Observant Student247
12Finding the Best Doctors268
13Breaking the Barriers: The Faculty, Corporation, and Administration278
14The Club300
Pt. 4Epilogue
15Coda - 1980 and Beyond311
16Conclusions322
App. 1The Yale Seal339
App. 2Connecticut and United States Populations349
App. 3"Church Members" at Yale College, 1873-1904351
App. 4Sheffield Scientific School Enrollment, 1873-1921353
App. 5Enrollment at Yale College (and Sheffield Scientific School, Where Indicated), 1902-1969354
App. 6Background of Jewish Students, Yale College Classes of 1911-1926357
App. 7Enrollment in the Yale Graduate and Professional Schools359
App. 8Full Professors on the Yale Faculties, 1900-1970361
App. 9A Chronology of Judaic Studies at Yale363
Notes369
Bibliography443
Index469

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