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Interpreting American Jewish history at museums and historic sites

Author: Avi Y Decter
Publisher: Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; London : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016] ©2016
Series: Interpreting history.
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Interpreting American Jewish History at Museums and Historic Sites begins with a broad overview of American Jewish history in the context of a religious culture than extends back more than 3,000 years and which manifests itself in a variety of distinctive American forms. Five chapters examine key themes in American Jewish history: movement, home life, community, prejudice, and culture. Each thematic chapter is  Read more...
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Decter, Avi Y.
Interpreting American Jewish history at museums and historic sites.
Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; London : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
(DLC) 2016037464
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Avi Y Decter
ISBN: 9781442264366 1442264365
OCLC Number: 956984799
Description: 1 online resource.
Series Title: Interpreting history.
Responsibility: Avi Y. Decter.

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Interpreting American Jewish History at Museums and Historic Sites begins with a broad overview of American Jewish history in the context of a religious culture than extends back more than 3,000 years and which manifests itself in a variety of distinctive American forms. Five chapters examine key themes in American Jewish history: movement, home life, community, prejudice, and culture. Each thematic chapter is followed by a series of case studies that describe and analyze a variety of projects by historical organizations to interpret American Jewish life and culture for general public audience.

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A superb accomplishment! First, Avi Decter and his collaborators set forth a bold curriculum for interpreting Jewish history-incorporating the finest recent scholarship on the Jewish experience of Read more...

 
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