The Jews in America: Four Centuries of an Uneasy Encounter / Edition 1

The Jews in America: Four Centuries of an Uneasy Encounter / Edition 1

by Arthur Hertzberg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231108419

ISBN-13: 9780231108416

Pub. Date: 10/07/1997

Publisher: Columbia University Press

A controversial examination of the Jewish ''success story" in American that questions notions of identity, assimilation, and ethnicity.

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A controversial examination of the Jewish ''success story" in American that questions notions of identity, assimilation, and ethnicity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231108416
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
10/07/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
409
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Paperback Edition ix(6)
Acknowledgments xv
Introduction: Who Are the Jews in America? 1(4)
1 New Amsterdam: The Last Stop
5(15)
2 Puritans and Jews: Truth vs Error
20(14)
3 Colonial Jews: Almost Free
34(16)
4 Revolutionaries--and Some Tories
50(12)
5 James Madison's America
62(16)
6 Patriots in the New Nation
78(12)
7 The German Jews Arrive
90(11)
8 Worshiping America
101(18)
9 Getting Rich Quick
119(21)
10 The Russian Jews Arrive
140(25)
11 "This Is Our Country"
165(19)
12 The Invention of the Jewish Mother
184(21)
13 The Russians Defeat the Germans
205(20)
14 Closing the Gates
225(17)
15 Children of the Ghetto
242(28)
16 FDR: The Benevolent King of the Jews
270(19)
17 After the War
289(15)
18 The Conquest of the Suburbs
304(18)
19 With JFK, to Power
322(16)
20 Turmoil at Home, Glory in Israel
338(27)
Conclusion: The End of Immigrant Memory--What Can Replace It? 365(12)
Notes on Sources 377(12)
Index 389

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