American Jewry: A New History by Eli Lederhendler

By Eli Lederhendler

knowing the background of Jews in the USA calls for a synthesis of over 350 years of records, social information, literature and journalism, structure, oratory, and debate, and every time that heritage is saw, new questions are raised and new views came across. This publication offers a readable account of that heritage, with an emphasis on migration styles, social and non secular lifestyles, and political and monetary affairs. It explains the long-range improvement of yank Jewry because the made of 'many new beginnings' greater than an immediate evolution best from early colonial experiments to latter-day social styles. This ebook additionally indicates that now not all of yankee Jewish heritage has happened on American soil, arguing that Jews, greater than so much different american citizens, persist in assigning an important value to overseas matters. This technique offers a clean standpoint which can open up the perform of minority-history writing, in order that the very thoughts of minority and majority shouldn't be taken for granted.

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