Moses Levy of Florida: Jewish Utopian and Antebellum Reformer
The biography of a nineteenth-century Jewish social activist without equal It is only recently that the importance of Moses Elias Levy (1782-1854) as a Jewish social activist has come to be appreciated. C. S. Monaco's discovery of Levy's Plan for the Abolition of Slavery in the late 1990s began the transformation of historians' understanding of this man's life and work. Now, in the first full-scale biography of Levy, Monaco completes the picture of one of the antebellum South's most influential and interesting Jewish citizens. Long known only as the father of David L. Yulee, the first Jew elected to the U.S. Senate, Levy here comes into sharp relief as Monaco follows him from his affluent upbringing in a Sephardic Jewish household in Morocco - where his father was a courtier to the sultan - through his career as a successful merchant shipper, to his radical reform activities in Florida.
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