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American Jewry : transcending the European experience?

Author: Christian Wiese; Cornelia Wilhelm
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Academic, An imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017.
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This book explores new transnational questions in Jewish history, analyzing the historical, cultural and social experience of American Jewry from 1654 to the present day, and evaluates the relationship between European and American Jewish history. Did the hopes of Jewish immigrants to establish an independent American Judaism in a free and pluralistic country come to fruition? How did Jews in America define their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Wiese; Cornelia Wilhelm
ISBN: 9781441188090 1441188096 9781441126221 1441126228
OCLC Number: 818460960
Description: xi, 379 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of IllustrationsNotes on Contributors1 Europe in the Experience and Imagination of American Jewry: An IntroductionChristian Wiese, Goethe University, Germany2 The Myth of Europe in America's JudaismSusannah Heschel, Dartmouth College, USAPart I: Colonial Identities: The Early Modern Period3 Trading Freedoms? Exploring Colonial Jewish Merchanthood bBetween Europe and the CaribbeanJudah M. Cohen, Indiana University Bloomington, USA4 Early American Mikva'ot: Ritual Baths as the Hope of IsraelLaura Arnold Leibman, Reed College, USA5 Early American Jewry and the Quest for Civil EqualityEli Faber, John Jay College, USAPart II: Finding a "New Zion" in America's Civic Culture?6 German Jews and the German-sSpeaking Civic Culture of Nineteenth-cCentury AmericaKathleen Neils Conzen, University of Chicago, USA7 Unequal Opportunities: The Independent Order B'nai B'rith in Nineteenth-cCentury Germany and in the United StatesCornelia Wilhelm, Emory University, USA8 The Philadelphia Conference 1869 and German Reform: A Historical Moment in a Transnational Story of Proximity and AlienationChristian Wiese9 Beyond the Synagogue Gallery? Women's Changing Roles in Nineteenth-cCentury American and German JudaismKarla Goldman, University of Michigan, USA10 Something Old, Something New ... Something Blue: Negotiating for a New Relationship between Judaism and Christianity in America, 1865--1917Yaakov Ariel, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA11 Translating Wissenschaft: The Emergence and Self-eEmancipation of American Jewish Scholarship, 1860-1920Christian WiesePart III: New Roles and Identities in an Age of Mass Migration12 "Shul with a Pool" ReconsideredDavid E. Kaufman, Hofstra University, USA13 "Resisters and Accommodators" Revisited: Reflections on the Study of Orthodoxy in AmericaJeffrey S. Gurock, Yeshiva University, USA14 Exporting Yiddish Socialism: New York's Role in the Russian Jewish Workers' MovementTony Michels, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA15 Zionism in the Promised LandArthur A. Goren, Columbia University, USA16 "You Can't Recognize America": American Jewish Perceptions of Anti-Ssemitism as a Transnational Phenomenon after the First World War IGil Ribak, Oberlin College, USAPart IV: Challenges for American Jewry after the Holocaust17 From Periphery to Center: American Jewry, Zion, and Jewish History after the HolocaustJonathan D. Sarna, Brandeis University, USA18 Can Less be More? The American Jewish Effort to "Rescue" German and Soviet JewryHenry Feingold, The Graduate Center, CUNY, USA19 American Jews and the Middle East CrisisMichael E. Staub, Baruch College, USA20 The Meaning of the Jewish Experience for American CultureStephen J. Whitfield, Brandeis University, USA21 Looking back on American Jewish HistoryHasia R. Diner, New York University, USAIndex
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