Sephardim in the Americas: Studies in Culture and History

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The history of Sephardic Jews, descendants of Jews expelled from Spain in 1492, is intertwined with the history of Jewish communities throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa. Twelve contributions document and reappraise the roots and cultural heritage of Sephardic Jews, with a special focus on their (little-studied) experience in the New World. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817307073
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press
  • Publication date: 2/29/2000
  • Series: Judaic Studies
  • Pages: 512
  • Lexile: 1450L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Sephardim in the Americas
Pt. I Families and Futures: The Early Sephardic Phenomenon
The Sephardic Phenomenon: A Reappraisal 1
Stones of Memory: Revelations From a Cemetery in Curacao 81
Portuguese Sephardim in the Americas 141
The Fidanques: Symbols of the Continuity of the Sephardic Tradition in America 179
Pt. II The Sephardic Experience in Latin America
"Those of the Hebrew Nation..." The Sephardic Experience in Colonial Latin America 209
Sephardim in Latin America after Independence 235
Pt. III Hidden Roots: Sephardic Culture in North America
The Sephardim in North America in the Twentieth Century 267
Language of the Sephardim In Anglo-America 309
The Sacred and Secular Musical Traditions of the Sephardic Jews in the United States 331
Judeo-Spanish Traditional Poetry in the United States 337
Tradition and History: Sephardic Contributions to America's Literature 379
The Secret Jews of the Southwest 411
Notes on the Contributors 455
Index 457
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