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From haven to home : 350 years of Jewish life in America

Author: Michael W Grunberger; Hasia R Diner; Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: New York : George Braziller in association with the Library of Congress, 2004.
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"The year 2004 marks the 350th anniversary of the first Jewish settlement in America. From Haven to Home celebrates this important occasion by bringing together an eminent group of historians who take stock of American Jewish life, from the arrival of the first small group in Manhattan in 1654 to the present." "The essays are amply illustrated with items from the vast Judaica Americana collections of the Library of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
From haven to home.
New York : George Braziller in association with the Library of Congress, 2004
(OCoLC)570807981
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael W Grunberger; Hasia R Diner; Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 0807615374 9780807615379 9780807615591 0807615595
OCLC Number: 55730024
Description: 243 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Preface / James H. Billington --
Foreword / Gary P. Zola --
Introduction / Michael W. Grunberger --
Acknowledgments --
Prologue to American Jewish history: the Jews of America from 1654-1820 / Eli Faber --
The war between Jewish brothers in America / Eil N. Evans --
A century of migration, 1820-1924 / Hasia Diner --
The crucial decades / Deborah Dash Moore --
American Jewry since 1945 / Jack Wertheimer --
American Judaism / Jonathan D. Sarna --
America's Jewish women / Pamela S. Nadell --
A history of American anti-semitism / Leonard Dinnerstein --
American Jews and politics / Stephen J. Whitfield --
American Jewish popular culture / Jeffrey Shandler --
Endnotes --
Suggested readings in American Jewish history / Peggy K. Pearlstein.
Responsibility: editor, Michael W. Grunberger ; contributors, Hasia Diner [and others].
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"The year 2004 marks the 350th anniversary of the first Jewish settlement in America. From Haven to Home celebrates this important occasion by bringing together an eminent group of historians who take stock of American Jewish life, from the arrival of the first small group in Manhattan in 1654 to the present." "The essays are amply illustrated with items from the vast Judaica Americana collections of the Library of Congress, among them letters from presidents Washington and Jefferson to prominent leaders of the American Jewish community, the first Hebrew Bible printed in America, and the first American Yiddish cookbook, as well as selections of photographs, prints, diaries, maps, and sheet music." "In telling the story of diverse groups of Jewish immigrants, who over the centuries made the United States their home, From Haven to Home examines the intertwined themes, and sometimes conflicting aims, of accommodation, assertion, adaption, and acculturation that have characterized the American Jewish experience from its beginnings in 1654 to the present day."--Jacket.

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