A Time for Planting: The First Migration, 1654-1820 (The Jewish People in America Series)

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Overview

Volume I: A Time for Planting: The First Migration, 1654-1820

In the autumn of 1654, twenty-three Jews aboard the bark Sainte Catherine landed at the town of New Amsterdam to establish the first permanent Jewish settlement in North America. In A Time for Planting, Eli Faber recounts these earliest days of Jewish life in America, as Jews from Lisbon to Amsterdam to London extended the wanderings of their centuries-old diaspora.

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Journal of American Ethnic History - Edwin S. Gaustad

Because of the small numbers involved, Eli Faber in this work can follow families, specific communities, and even individuals in gratifying detail. Throughout, his focus is on the persisting tension between preserving the distinctive community on the one hand and, on the other, seeking some identification with the surrounding society... In workmanlike prose Faber demonstrates how patterns of accommodation and survival were set well before large numbers of Jews began arriving in this latter day promised land.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801851209
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1995
  • Series: The Jewish People in America
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 188
  • Sales rank: 1,036,546
  • Product dimensions: 5.67 (w) x 8.85 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Eli Faber is professor of history and Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York. Hasia Diner is professor of American studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Gerald Sorin is chairman of the Department of History and Director of Jewish Studies at the State University of New York, New Paltz. Henry L. Feingold is professor of history at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Edward S. Shapiro is professor of history at Seton Hall University.

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