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Antisemitism in America

Author: Leonard Dinnerstein
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995, ©1994.
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In Antisemitism in America, Dinnerstein provides a landmark work - the first comprehensive history of prejudice against Jews in the United States, ranging from its foundations in European Christian culture to the present day. Dinnerstein's richly detailed and thoroughly documented book reveals how Christians carried their religious prejudices with them to the New World and how they manifested themselves, albeit in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Dinnerstein
ISBN: 019510112X 9780195101126 0195037804 9780195037807
OCLC Number: 33921858
Awards: Winner of Awarded the 1995 Social and Behavioral Sciences Prize by the SBS Research Institute in Tucson, Arizona.
Description: xxviii, 369 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : the Christian heritage --
Colonial beginnings (1607-1790) --
Developing patterns (1790s-1865) --
The emergence of an antisemetic society (1865-1900) --
Racism and antisemitism in progressive America (1900-1919) --
Erecting barriers and narrowing opportunities (1919-1933) --
The depression era (1933-1939) --
Antisemitism at high tide : World War II (1939-1945) --
The tide ebbs (1945-1969) --
Antisemitism and Jewish anxieties in the south (1865-1980s) --
African-American attitudes (1830s-1990s) --
At home in America (1969-1992).
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This work explores the history of anti-Semitism in the USA from colonial times to the present. The thesis of this book, simply put, is that Christian viewpoints underlie all American anti-Semitism.  Read more...

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