United States Jewry, 1776-1985

United States Jewry, 1776-1985

Author: Jacob Rader Marcus

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814344705

Category: Social Science

Page: 452

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The second volume of this seminal work on American Jewry covers the period from 1841 to 1860.

United States Jewry, 1776-1985

United States Jewry, 1776-1985

Author: Jacob Rader Marcus

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814344682

Category: History

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Comprehensive history of Jewish immigration, segregation, and integration; of Jewry’s cultural exclusiveness and assimilation; of its internal division and indivisible unity; and of its role in the making of America.

United States Jewry, 1776-1985

United States Jewry, 1776-1985

Author: Jacob Rader Marcus

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814321887

Category: History

Page: 974

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The third volume covers the period from 1860 to 1920, beginning with the Jews, slavery, and the Civil War, and concluding with the rise of Reform Judaism as well as the increasing spirit of secularization that characterized emancipated, prosperous, liberal Jewry before it was confronted by a rising tide of American anti-Semitism in the 1920s.

The Jew in the American World

The Jew in the American World

Author: Jacob Rader Marcus

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814325483

Category: History

Page: 668

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A translation of the 6th edition (1987, Nauka Press, Moscow) of a textbook which had been extensively revised and augmented as compared with the 2nd edition (1957, Nauka Press, Moscow; translation into English, Pergamon Press, 1966). Material is organized into sections that include, among others, basic operations of the field; the kinematics of a continuous medium; distribution of mass and force in a continuous medium; irrotational motions of an ideal medium; turbulent flows of incompressible viscous fluid; and some numerical methods for solving equations of hydrogas dynamics. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

What the Rabbis Said

What the Rabbis Said

Author: Naomi W. Cohen

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814716885

Category: History

Page: 272

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"From all the evidence presented, the congregational rabbi emerges as a pioneer, the leader of a congregation, as well as spokesman for the Jews in the larger society, forging an independence from his European counterparts and laboring for the preservation of the Jewish faith and heritage in an unfamiliar environment."--BOOK JACKET.

George Washington and the Jews

George Washington and the Jews

Author: Fritz Hirschfeld

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874139279

Category: History

Page: 212

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This volume explores the background and circumstances that brought about a milestone relationship between George Washington and the Jews. President George Washington was the first head of a modern nation to openly acknowledge the Jews as full-fledged citizens of the land in which they had chosen to settle. His personal philosophy of religious tolerance can be summed up from an address made in 1790 to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island, where he said "May the Children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants, while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree, and there shall be none to make him afraid." Was it Washington's respect for the wisdom of the ancient Prophets or the participation of the patriotic Jews in the struggle for independence that motivated Washington to direct his most significant and profound statement on religious freedom at a Jewish audience? Fritz Hirschfeld is a documentary historian.

America, Its Jews, and the Rise of Nazism

America, Its Jews, and the Rise of Nazism

Author: Gulie Ne'eman Arad

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253338093

Category: History

Page: 338

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Probing these questions, Gulie Ne'eman Arad finds that, more than the events themselves, what was instrumental in dictating and shaping the American Jews' response to Nazism was the dilemma posed by their desire for acceptance by American society, on the one hand, and their commitment to community solidarity, on the other. When American Jews were faced with the desperate plight of European Jews after Hitler's accession to power, they were hesitant to press the case for immigration for fear of raising doubts about their patriotism.

City of promises : a history of the jews of New York

City of promises : a history of the jews of New York

Author: Deborah Dash Moore

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814717318

Category: History

Page: 1154

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New York Jews, so visible and integral to the culture, economy and politics of America's greatest city, has eluded the grasp of historians for decades. Surprisingly, no comprehensive history of New York Jews has ever been written. City of Promises: The History of the Jews in New York, a three volume set of original research, pioneers a path-breaking interpretation of a Jewish urban community at once the largest in Jewish history and most important in the modern world.

Sacred Interests

Sacred Interests

Author: Karine V. Walther

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469625409

Category: Political Science

Page: 474

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Throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as Americans increasingly came into contact with the Islamic world, U.S. diplomatic, cultural, political, and religious beliefs about Islam began to shape their responses to world events. In Sacred Interests, Karine V. Walther excavates the deep history of American Islamophobia, showing how negative perceptions of Islam and Muslims shaped U.S. foreign relations from the Early Republic to the end of World War I. Beginning with the Greek War of Independence in 1821, Walther illuminates reactions to and involvement in the breakup of the Ottoman Empire, the efforts to protect Jews from Muslim authorities in Morocco, American colonial policies in the Philippines, and American attempts to aid Christians during the Armenian Genocide. Walther examines the American role in the peace negotiations after World War I, support for the Balfour Declaration, and the establishment of the mandate system in the Middle East. The result is a vital exploration of the crucial role the United States played in the Islamic world during the long nineteenth century--an interaction that shaped a historical legacy that remains with us today.

Hideous Characters and Beautiful Pagans

Hideous Characters and Beautiful Pagans

Author: Heather Nathans

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472130306

Category: Drama

Page: 297

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Shows how the earliest representations of Jewish characters on American stages mirrored treatment of Jewish Americans outside the playhouse

The Jews and the Nation

The Jews and the Nation

Author: Frederic Cople Jaher

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400825264

Category: History

Page: 312

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This book is the first systematic comparison of the civic integration of Jews in the United States and France--specifically, from the two countries' revolutions through the American republic and the Napoleonic era (1775-1815). Frederic Jaher develops a vehicle for a broader and uniquely rich analysis of French and American nation-building and political culture. He returns grand theory to historical scholarship by examining the Jewish encounter with state formation and Jewish acquisition of civic equality from the perspective of the "paradigm of liberal inclusiveness" as formulated by Alexis de Tocqueville and Louis Hartz. Jaher argues that the liberal paradigm worked for American Jews but that France's illiberal impulses hindered its Jewish population in acquiring full civic rights. He also explores the relevance of the Tocqueville-Hartz theory for other marginalized groups, particularly blacks and women in France and America. However, the experience of these groups suggests that the theory has its limits. A central issue of this penetrating study is whether a state with democratic-liberal pretensions (America) can better protect the rights of marginalized enclaves than can a state with authoritarian tendencies (France). The Tocqueville-Hartz thesis has become a major issue in political science, and this book marks the first time it has been tested in a historical study. The Jews and the Nation returns a unifying theory to a discipline fragmented by microtopical scholarship.