Joining the Club: A History of Jews and Yale

Joining the Club: A History of Jews and Yale

by Dan A. Oren
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300043848

ISBN-13: 9780300043846

Pub. Date: 08/01/1988

Publisher: Yale University Press

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

Overview

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:
9780300043846
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/01/1988
Series:
The Yale Scene: University Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
442
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsxi
A New Prefacexiii
Acknowledgmentsxvii
Introductionxxi
Part 11701-1878
1The Beginnings3
Part 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
Part 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
Part 4Epilogue
15Coda--1980 and Beyond311
16Conclusions322
Appendixes
1The Yale Seal339
2Connecticut and United States Populations349
3"Church Members" at Yale College, 1873-1904351
4Sheffield Scientific School Enrollment, 1873-1921353
5Enrollment at Yale College (and Sheffield Scientific School, Where Indicated), 1902-1969354
6Background of Jewish Students, Yale College Classes of 1911-1926357
7Enrollment in the Yale Graduate and Professional Schools359
8Full Professors on the Yale Faculties, 1900-1970361
9A Chronology of Judaic Studies at Yale363
Notes369
Bibliography443
Index469

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