The Provincials: A Personal History of Jews in the South / Edition 1

The Provincials: A Personal History of Jews in the South / Edition 1

by Eli N. Evans, Willie Morris, Eli N. Evans
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807856231

ISBN-13: 9780807856239

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

In this classic portrait of Jews in the South, Eli N. Evans takes readers inside the nexus of southern and Jewish histories, from the earliest immigrants to the present day. Evoking the rhythms and heartbeat of Jewish life in the Bible belt, Evans weaves together chapters of recollections from his youth and early years in North Carolina with chapters that explore

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In this classic portrait of Jews in the South, Eli N. Evans takes readers inside the nexus of southern and Jewish histories, from the earliest immigrants to the present day. Evoking the rhythms and heartbeat of Jewish life in the Bible belt, Evans weaves together chapters of recollections from his youth and early years in North Carolina with chapters that explore the experiences of Jews in cities and small towns across the South. He presents the stories of communities, individuals, and events in this quintessential American landscape that reveal the deeply intertwined strands of what he calls a unique "Southern Jewish consciousness."

First published in 1973 and updated in 1997, The Provincials was the first book to take readers on a journey into the soul of the Jewish South, using autobiography, storytelling, and interpretive history to create a complete portrait of Jewish contributions to the history of the region. No other book on this subject combines elements of both memoir and history in such a compelling way. This new edition includes a gallery of more than two dozen family and historical photographs as well as a new introduction by the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807856239
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
440
Sales rank:
1,362,708
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.06(d)

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