A history of the Jews in America

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1992 - History - 1051 pages
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Spanning 350 years of Jewish experience in this country, A History of the Jews in America is an essential chronicle by the author of The Course of Modern Jewish History. With impressive scholarship and a riveting sense of detail, Howard M. Sachar tells the stories of Spanish marranos and Russian refugees, of aristocrats and threadbare social revolutionaries, of philanthropists and Hollywood moguls. At the same time, he elucidates the grand themes of the Jewish encounter with America, from the bigotry of a Christian majority to the tensions among Jews of different origins and beliefs, and from the struggle for acceptance to the ambivalence of assimilation.

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This book is a very valuable resource for anyone wanting to know how the Jews first arrived to America (New Amsterdam), to how they impacted the Revolutionary War, their impact to the Industrial Revolution and commerce, migration throughout the United States, etc. Read full review

Contents

Prologue
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A FOOTHOLD IN THE EARLY AMERICAS
9
THE GERMANIZATION OF AMERICAN JEWRY
38
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About the Author:
Howard M. Sachar is Professor of History at George Washington University and author of nine other books on Jewish and Middle Eastern history.

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