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The Jewish Americans

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The history of Jewish Americans is unique, owing to the fact that Judaism is both an ethnicity and a religion. This dual relationship has made Jews in America distinct from other minority groups. From the colonial period to the late 20th and early 21st centuries, waves of immigrant Jews have influenced the practice and overall identity of the American Jewish community based on the places from which they came. Today, Israel's policy of automatically granting Jews around the world dual citizenship has created a ...

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Overview

The history of Jewish Americans is unique, owing to the fact that Judaism is both an ethnicity and a religion. This dual relationship has made Jews in America distinct from other minority groups. From the colonial period to the late 20th and early 21st centuries, waves of immigrant Jews have influenced the practice and overall identity of the American Jewish community based on the places from which they came. Today, Israel's policy of automatically granting Jews around the world dual citizenship has created a strong tie to that country and further complicated the intricate relationship American Jews have with America.

The Multicultural America series offers students and general readers a fascinating glimpse into the history of different ethnic groups in the United States. The focus of the set is on the social history, customs, and traditions of immigrants across American history. Each volume examines a specific ethnic group and presents a remarkable array of valuable information, covering everything from food, dress, entertainment, work, education, popular pastimes, political activity, and contributions and conflicts in American society. In an engaging, informative manner, each volume describes what members of a group found when they first arrived in the United States up to their current status in American society.

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Gr 9 Up—These volumes are arranged in chronological order from the colonial (pre-colonial in Asian Americans) era to the present, allowing students to zero in on specific time periods from the culture's history. The chapters stay thematically on task despite the different contributors from universities and colleges around the world; each one has a concluding paragraph and list of resources for further reading. Alongside discussion about settlement patterns, major movements in labor and legislation, discrimination, accomplishments, and notable individuals is the dynamic of the cultures' push and pull to preserve their heritage while forging an American identity. This beyond-just-facts approach will allow readers to look at the bigger picture and start thinking critically. Black-and-white illustrations and photos, boxed sections of narratives and interesting accounts, and extensive indexes and glossaries are included.—Joanna K. Fabicon, Los Angeles Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816078158
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Series: Multicultural America Series
  • Pages: 243
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 The Colonial Era and the American Revolution: Beginnings to 1783 1

2 The Early National Period and Expansion: 1783 to 1859 21

3 The Civil War to the Gilded Age: 1859 to 1900 39

4 The Progressive Era and World War I: 1900 to 1920 57

5 The Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression: 1920 to 1939 75

6 World War II and the Forties: 1939 to 1949 95

7 The Fifties: 1950 to 1959 117

8 The Sixties: 1960 to 1969 135

9 The Seventies: 1970 to 1979 155

10 Jewish Americans Today: 1980 to the Present 171

Glossary 197

Index 205

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