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A concise history of American antisemitism

Author: Robert Michael
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book shows how Christianity's negative views of Jews pervaded American history from colonial times to the present. The book describes the European background to American anti-Semitism, then divides American history into time periods, and examines the anti-Semitic ideas, personalities, and literature in each period.
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Genre/Form: History
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Michael, Robert, 1936-
Concise history of American antisemitism.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2005
(OCoLC)607621368
Online version:
Michael, Robert, 1936-
Concise history of American antisemitism.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2005
(OCoLC)608927912
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Michael
ISBN: 0742543129 9780742543126 0742543137 9780742543133
OCLC Number: 56752988
Description: xxi, 233 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : "The United States is above all things a Christian nation" --
"We never do evil completely and cheerfully as when we do it out of religious conviction" : European antisemitism before the founding of America --
"The preservation of Christianity is one of the great and leading ends of government" : the Jews in the American colonies and early state history --
"Chock full of lies, wickedness, and blasphemy" : American attitudes toward Jews before the Civil War --
"A people whose feet run to evil" : American antisemitism from the Civil War through World War I --
"The Jews reap more and more dislike as they better themselves" : American responses to Jews during the interwar period --
"The acquiescence of this government in the murder of the Jews" : America, the Jews, and the Holocaust from 1938 to 1945 --
"The Jews are dangerous people" : a new beginning? America and the Jews since 1945.
Responsibility: Robert Michael.
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This is an excellent, very important, revisionist study of the long history of American antisemitism... In the contemporary whiteness school of historical scholarship, antisemitism almost disappears Read more...

 
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