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The Jews in America : Four Centuries of an Uneasy Encounter: A History - Arthur Hertzberg

The Jews in America

Four Centuries of an Uneasy Encounter: A History

Paperback Published: 1st October 1997
ISBN: 9780231108416
Number Of Pages: 409
For Ages: 22+ years old

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A controversial examination of the Jewish ''success story" in American that questions notions of identity, assimilation, and ethnicity.

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A useful and scrupulously fair account of what is a true American epic. The New York Times Book Review A trenchant history... Arthur Hertzberg is sounding an alarm that no Jew can afford to ignore if he cares about the survival of American Jewry. The Boston Globe [Hertzberg's] book, which is a product of lived experience as well as wide reading, springs from dedication rather than detachment. It is certainly an affectionate narrative of achievements and of the notable Jews identified with them. New York Review of Books

Preface to the Second Paperback Edition
Introduction: Who Are the Jews in America?p. 1
New Amsterdam: The Last Stopp. 5
Puritans and Jews: Truth vs Errorp. 20
Colonial Jews: Almost Freep. 34
Revolutionaries - and Some Toriesp. 50
James Madison's Americap. 62
Patriots in the New Nationp. 78
The German Jews Arrivep. 90
Worshiping Americap. 101
Getting Rich Quickp. 119
The Russian Jews Arrivep. 140
"This Is Our Country"p. 165
The Invention of the Jewish Motherp. 184
The Russians Defeat the Germansp. 205
Closing the Gatesp. 225
Children of the Ghettop. 242
FDR: The Benevolent King of the Jewsp. 270
After the Warp. 289
The Conquest of the Suburbsp. 304
With JFK, to Powerp. 322
Turmoil at Home, Glory in Israelp. 338
Conclusion: The End of Immigrant Memory - What Can Replace It?p. 365
Notes on Sourcesp. 377
Indexp. 389
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ISBN: 9780231108416
ISBN-10: 0231108419
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 409
Published: 1st October 1997
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.14  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.55