Joining the Club: A History of Jews and Yale / Edition 2

Joining the Club: A History of Jews and Yale / Edition 2

by Dan A. Oren
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Yale University Press

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Joining the Club: A History of Jews and Yale / Edition 2

This unique and richly informative addition to American educational, religious, and cultural history examines the college life of Jews at Yale from the first Jewish graduate in 1809 to the present time, drawing comparisons to the Jewish experience at other elite colleges and universities and to the experiences of other minorities at Yale. In this revised edition, Oren draws on new interviews and references to present the dramatic events of the past twenty years, describing the tensions between majority and minority cultures in an academic world increasingly committed to inclusiveness and the solidification of meritocracy.
Reviews of the earlier edition
“An admirably probing and balanced account of a subject that was up to now considered taboo.”—Lewis Coser
“Dan A. Oren’s meticulous research reveals how the traditional exclusivist conception of Yale University evolved gradually over time, and with what consequences for Jews and other original outsiders. . . . Judicious in tone, balanced and fluently written.”—A.J. Sherman, Times Literary Supplement
“A richly researched and well-written book.”—Naomi W. Cohen, American Historical Review
“A most complete, thoroughly researched, and well documented history.”—Melvin Ezer, Educational Studies
Dan A. Oren, M.D., is associate professor of  psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300084689
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 04/28/2001
Series: A Yale Tercentennial Book
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 516
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsxi
A New Prefacexiii
Part 11701-1878
1The Beginnings3
Part 21878-1941
2Increasing Biases: Undergraduate Life until the First World War19
3The Limitation of Numbers: Undergraduate Admissions between the World Wars41
4Mixed Messages: Undergraduate Life between the World Wars69
5Religious Spirit103
6The Faculty120
7The School of Medicine146
Part 31941-1980
8Evolving Meritocracy: Undergraduate Life after the Second World War171
9Undergraduate Admissions186
11A Kosher Whiffenpoof: The Religiously Observant Student247
12Finding the Best Doctors268
13Breaking the Barriers: The Faculty, Corporation, and Administration278
14The Club300
Part 4Epilogue
15Coda--1980 and Beyond311
1The Yale Seal339
2Connecticut and United States Populations349
3"Church Members" at Yale College, 1873-1904351
4Sheffield Scientific School Enrollment, 1873-1921353
5Enrollment at Yale College (and Sheffield Scientific School, Where Indicated), 1902-1969354
6Background of Jewish Students, Yale College Classes of 1911-1926357
7Enrollment in the Yale Graduate and Professional Schools359
8Full Professors on the Yale Faculties, 1900-1970361
9A Chronology of Judaic Studies at Yale363

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