The American Jewish Experience: A Reader / Edition 2

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The American Jewish Experience presents a range of the liveliest, most informative writing on Jews in America from colonial times to the present. This revised and expanded edition of the popular reader contains nine new selections and continues to explore traditional areas as well as topics of current interest - such as Jewish women in American society and Jews in American popular culture. Each selection is preceded by a headnote that provides the essay's historical context and contemporary relevance, and extensively annotated bibliographies follow each section.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780841913769
  • Publisher: Holmes & Meier Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1997
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 303
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments for the Second Edition
Acknowledgments for the First Edition
Pt. 1 The American Jewish Community Takes Shape
1 The American Colonial Jew: A Study in Acculturation 6
2 The Impact of the American Revolution on American Jews 20
3 The 1820s: American Jewry Comes of Age 31
Pt. 2 The "German Period" in American Jewish History
4 From Wurttemberg to America: A Nineteenth-Century German-Jewish Village on Its Way to the New World 44
5 America: The Reform Movement's Land of Promise 60
6 The Christian Agenda 84
7 A Business Elite: German-Jewish Financiers in Nineteenth-Century New York 99
Pt. 3 The Era of East European Immigration
8 Immigrant Jews on the Lower East Side of New York: 1880-1914 120
9 Germans versus Russians 138
10 Immigrant Women and Consumer Protest: The New York City Kosher Meat Boycott of 1902 153
11 Adapting to Abundance: Luxuries, Holidays, and Jewish Identity 166
12 The Jewishness of the Jewish Labor Movement in the United States 185
Pt. 4 Coming to Terms with America
13 Henry Ford and The International Jew 201
14 The Emergence of the American Synagogue 219
15 The Jewish Home Beautiful 236
16 Zionism: An American Experience 245
17 The Midpassage of American Jewry 258
Pt. 5 The Holocaust and Beyond
18 Who Shall Bear Guilt for the Holocaust? The Human Dilemma 274
19 A "Golden Decade" for American Jews: 1945-1955 294
20 Jewish Migration in Postwar America: The Case of Miami and Los Angeles 314
21 The Turbulent Sixties 330
22 United States Jewry - A Look Forward 350
App. 1 The Growth of the American Jewish Population 359
App. 2 A Century of Jewish Immigration to the United States 360
Reference Sources in American Jewish History 361
List of Sources 364
Index 367
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