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Louis Marshall and the Rise of Jewish Ethnicity in America:

ISBN-10: 0815610009
ISBN-13: 9780815610007
Edition: 2012
Authors: Matthew Silver
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Description: A milestone in modern Jewish history and American ethnic history, the sweeping influence of Louis Marshall’s career through the 1920s is unprecedented. A tireless advocate for and leader of an array of notable American Jewish organizations and  More...

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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Syracuse Univ Pr
Binding: Cloth Text 
Pages: 616
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

A milestone in modern Jewish history and American ethnic history, the sweeping influence of Louis Marshall’s career through the 1920s is unprecedented. A tireless advocate for and leader of an array of notable American Jewish organizations and institutions, Marshall also spearheaded civil rights campaigns for other ethnic groups, blazing the trail for the NAACP, Native American groups, and environmental protection causes in the early twentieth century. No comprehensive biography has been published that does justice to Marshall’s richly diverse life as an impassioned defender of Jewish communal interests and as a prominent attorney who reportedly argued more cases before the Supreme Court than any other attorney of his era. Silver eloquently fills that gap, tracing Marshall’s career in detail to reveal how Jewish subgroups of Eastern European immigrants and established Central European elites interacted in New York City and elsewhere to fuse distinctive communal perspectives on specific Jewish issues and broad American affairs. Through the chronicle of Marshall’s life, Silver sheds light on immigration policies, Jewish organizational and social history, environmental activism, and minority politics during World War I, and he bears witness to the rise of American Jewish ethnicity in pre-Holocaust America.

List of Illustrations
Introduction
From Upstate to Uptown
Syracuse
Manhattan and Moral Reform
A National Organization for the Jews
The Origins of Organized Activism
Abrogation
Avoiding the Guillotine of Immigration Restriction
War and Peace
World War I
Paris and Haiti
Marshall Law
Ford
Jews arid Birds
Ethnic Affairs in the 1920s
Crimea and Eretz Israel
Epilogue: Massena, Zurich, Emanu-El
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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