Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America

Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America

by Shari Rabin


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479830473
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 12/12/2017
Series: North American Religions Series
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 839,029
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Shari Rabin is Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Associate Director of the Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture at the College of Charleston. She is a historian of American religions and modern Judaism, specializing in the nineteenth century.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: Judaism, America, Mobility 1

Part I Movement and Belonging

1 Wandering Sons of Israel: Europe, America, and the Politics of Jewish Mobility 13

2 Reminding Myself That I Am a Jew: Voluntarism and Social Life 31

Part II The Lived Religion of American Jews

3 I Prefer Choice Myself: Family and the State 57

4 'Tis in the Spirit Not in the Form: Material Culture and Popular Theology 78

Part III Creating an American Judaism

5 A Congregation of Strangers: The Mobile Infrastructure 103

6 The Empire of Our Religion: The Mobile Imaginary 123

Conclusion: The Spirit of '77 141

Notes 147

Index 185

About the Author 193

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