The Jews in America: Four Centuries of an Uneasy Encounter

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

[Arthur Hertzberg&#180s] book, which is a product of lived experience as well as wide reading, springs from dedication rather than detachment. It is certainly an affectionate narrative of achievements and of the notable Jews identified with them. On another level Hertzberg&#180s concern rises above the familiar record of ethnic process. He wants to know at every turn how faithful the Jews have been to their own traditions. ( New York Review of Books)

A useful and scrupulously fair account of what is a true American epic. (The New York Times Book Review)

A trenchant history. . . . Arthur Hertzberg is sounding an alarm that no Jew can afford to ignore if he cares about the survival of American Jewry. (The Boston Globe)

A brilliant, revisionist history of the Jewish experience in America by one of the most dynamic, eminent Jewish thinkers in the country.

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Editorial Reviews

Boston Globe
A trenchant history. . . . Arthur Hertzberg is sounding an alarm that no Jew can afford to ignore if he cares about the survival of American Jewry.
New York Times Book Review
A useful and scrupulously fair account of what is a true American epic.
New York Review of Books
[Arthur HertzbergĀ“s] book, which is a product of lived experience as well as wide reading, springs from dedication rather than detachment. It is certainly an affectionate narrative of achievements and of the notable Jews identified with them. On another level HertzbergĀ“s concern rises above the familiar record of ethnic process. He wants to know at every turn how faithful the Jews have been to their own traditions.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``Jews in America, in Hertzberg's contentious, continually surprising history, faced deep-rooted anti-Semitism. By overcoming it, partly through assimilation, he asserts, American Jews have nearly lost their spiritual identity,'' PW commented. (Oct.)
The Boston Globe

A trenchant history.... Arthur Hertzberg is sounding an alarm that no Jew can afford to ignore if he cares about the survival of American Jewry.

New York Review of Books

[Hertzberg's] book, which is a product of lived experience as well as wide reading, springs from dedication rather than detachment. It is certainly an affectionate narrative of achievements and of the notable Jews identified with them.

The New York Times Book Review

A useful and scrupulously fair account of what is a true American epic.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671725051
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 9/15/1990

Meet the Author

Arthur Hertzberg, professor of Jewish Studies at New York University, is the author of numerous books, including The Zionist Idea: A Historical Analysis and Reader and The French Enlightenment and the Jews: The Origins of Modern Anti-Semitism.

Columbia University Press

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Table of Contents

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