Jew in the American World A Source Book

ISBN-10: 0814325483
ISBN-13: 9780814325483
Edition: 1996
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Description: The Jew in the American World is a complete documentary history of the Jewish people in North America from the late sixteenth century to the present. A compilation of previously published archival sources chronicling the evolving domestic,  More...

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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Publication date: 5/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 664
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

The Jew in the American World is a complete documentary history of the Jewish people in North America from the late sixteenth century to the present. A compilation of previously published archival sources chronicling the evolving domestic, religious, and political experiences of the Jews, this important volume provides the first complete single-volume reference source for American Jewish history.Once again, Jacob Rader Marcus has created a vivid and insightful portrait of the life and culture of Jews. He has compiled materials—the majority of which were written by Jews culled from diverse sources and ranging in subject from the establishment of the first Jewish day school in the mid-eighteenth century to the plight of Ethiopian Jews in 1991. Many articles highlight the role played by women in the community and the significant contributions made by various Jewish figures. The ideal companion to Marcus's United States Jewry, 1776-1985, The Jew in the American World is an invaluable work, essential for studying and understanding the American Jew.

Preface
The Coming of the Jews to British and Dutch North America, 1585-1655
Political Rights and Disabilities under the English, 1669-1762
Living as a Jew in a Christian Community, 1658-1760
Culture and Acculturation, 1722-1770
How They Made a Living, 1754-1763
The Colonial Jewish Community, 1728 to ca. 1770
Jewish Education, 1755-1762
Jewish Culture in British North America, 1766
Charity, Social Welfare, Compassion, 1755-1773
Jewish Social Life in the North American English Colonies, 1761-1773
The Concept of Kelal Yisrael in Colonial America, 1759-1774
Political Rights of American Jews, 1776-1809
Jews in the General Community, 1780-1816
The Cultural Level of American Jewry, 1810-1839
Making A Living in the United States, 1782-1840
American Jewish Communities, 1810-1812
Religious Life in the United States, 1787-1826
Educating Young Jews, 1821-1850s
Jewish Culture, 1820-1840
Social Welfare Activity, 1819-1837
A Jewish Family in the Old South, 1812-1837
The Kinship of All Jews, 1818-1840
The Coming of the Germans, 1853-1880
Jew-Hatred and General Grant, 1862-1870
The Jew as Citizen, 1862-1888
The Secular Culture of the American Jew, 1855-1896
The Jew and the Economy, 1861-1895
The Attempts to Create a National American Jewish Community, 1841-1906
Judaism Under the Germans, 1873-1902
Jewish Education and Culture in the German Period, 1855-1915
American Jewish Philanthropy and the German Period, 1871-1923
Home and Sociality, 1858-1897
Kinship: Every Jew Is Responsible for His Fellow Jew, 1859-1906
Jews and Their Variant Views in Matters Political, 1906-1911
The East European Jew as Citizen, 1918-1924
The New Immigrants - the East Europeans - Acquire Secular Culture, 1902-1947
The East Europeans Struggle to Survive, 1899-1924
The Kehillah of New York City and the American Jewish Congress, 1914-1918
The Religious Life of the East European Immigrants, ca. 1890-1916
Jewish Education and Culture in the World of the East European Newcomers, 1893-1918
The East European Newcomers Help Themselves, 1892-1924
The Social Life of the East European Jewish Immigrant, 1905
Anti-Zionism, Zionism, Aid to Jews in Distress: The Oneness of Jewry, 1897-1921
Acceptance and Rejection, 132-1952
Jews and Gentiles, 1928-1958
Jews and the World of the Secular Sciences, 1944-1955
The Economic World of the American Jew, 1922-1966
The Overall Structured Community, Locally and Nationally, 1945-1949
The Jewish Religion and Its Adherents, 1937-1960
Jewish Education and Culture, 1940s(?)-1966
Philanthropy and Philanthropists, 1925-1986
The Jewish Social Background, 1950s-1960
The Holocaust, Israel, and American Jewry, 1945-1950
Equal Rights for Jews, 1964-1980s
The Jew as Citizen, 1970s-1990
The Secular Culture of the American Jew, 1976-1978
Making a Living in America, 1973-1990
The American Jewish Community, 1964-1986
American Jewish Religion on the Eve of the Twenty-First Century, 1963-1990
Jewish Education and Culture, 1961-1968
Millionaires and Paupers, 1965-1984
Problems and Challenges, 1964-1989
The Oneness of World Jewry: Israel, Vatican II, the Holocaust, the Ethiopians, 1964-1991
The Onset of the Twenty-First Century: The Future of the American Jew
Acknowledgments
Source Notes
Index

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