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The Jewish Americans : three centuries of Jewish voices in America

Author: Beth S Wenger
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2007.
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Recounts the story of Jews in America, from the mid-seventeenth century to the present day, examining the contributions of the Jewish people to American culture, politics, and society.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wenger, Beth S., 1963-
Jewish Americans.
New York : Doubleday, 2007
(OCoLC)608476773
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Beth S Wenger
ISBN: 9780385521390 0385521391
OCLC Number: 144774311
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 388 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part One: They came to stay (1654-1880) --
A plea for Jewish rights in the new nation: Jonas Phillips --
"To bigotry no sanction": correspondence between George Washington and the Jews of Newport, Rhode Island --
A mother bemoans her daughter's marriage: Abigail Franks --
The challenge of Jewish observance in colonial America: Rebecca Samuel --
Jewish self-defense in post-Revolutionary America: Benjamin Nones --
A refuge for Jews in upstate New York: Mordecai Noah --
Changing Judaism in America: the Reformed Society of Israelites --
Diary of a Jewish peddler: Abraham Kohn --
Women's role in Jewish education: Rebecca Gratz --
The architect of reform Judaism: Isaac Mayer Wise --
A Jewish colonel in the Civil War: Marcus Spiegel --
A Union soldier's Passover seder: J.A. Joel --
Response to General Grant's Order No. 11: Isaac Leeser --
Pioneer of the American West: Anna Freudenthal Solomon --
From immigrant to department store owner: Isidor Straus --
Success and exclusion: Joseph Seligman --
Sidebar 1: Emma Lazarus, "In the Jewish synagogue at Newport" --
Sidebar 2: Isaac Leeser's Catechism for Jewish Children (1839) --
Part Two: A world of their own (1880-1924) --
The journey to America: Alexander Harkavy --
Going West: Rachel Calof --
Landsmanshaftn: Jewish Hometown Societies --
Making it in America: Jacob Sholtz --
Voice of the immigrant Jewish community: Abraham Cahan --
Advice for Jewish immigrants: the Bintel Brief --
An immigrant Jewish girl from Poland: Sadie Frowne --
Jewish women organize: Hannah G. Solomon --
A baseball primer for Jewish immigrants --
Organizing the workers: Clara Lemlich --
Protesting lives lost: Rose Schneiderman --
Popular idol of the Yiddish stage: Boris Thomashefsky --
The Jewish King Lear: Jacob Adler --
A life devoted to anarchism: Emma Goldman --
Jewish women on strike: the Kosher Meat Boycott of 1902 --
Standard-bearer of conservative Judaism: Solomon Schechter --
Making Zionism an American movement: Louis D. Brandeis --
Founder of Hadassah: Henrietta Szold --
Philanthropist and communal leader: Jacob Schiff --
The lynching of Leo Frank --
Sidebar 1: Emma Lazarus, "The New Colossus" --
Sidebar 2: Morris Rosenfeld, "My Little Boy" [Mein Yingele]. Part Three: The best of times, the worst of times (1924-1945) --
Lifelong socialist: Irving Howe --
Writer and feminist: Vivian Gornick --
Jewish quotas at Harvard: an exchange between Alfred A. Benesch and A. Lawrence Lowell --
Communal leader: Louis Marshall --
Founder of Reconstructionist Judaism: Mordecai M. Kaplan --
Crafting an American orthodoxy: Bernard Revel --
Creator of The Goldbergs: Gertrude Berg --
Star of Yiddish theater and film: Molly Picon --
Studio mogul: Jack Warner --
Red-hot mama: Sophie Tucker --
Jewish baseball icon: Hank Greenberg --
Businessman and philanthropist: Julius Rosenwald --
"Is there a Jewish point of view?": Albert Einstein --
Rabbi and activist: Stephen S. Wise --
Advocate for rescue: Henry Morgenthau, Jr. --
Witness to history: Ruth Gruber --
Sidebar 1: Irving Berlin and Edgar Leslie, "Sadie Salome Go Home!" --
Sidebar 2: Selection from Jewish Home Beautiful --
Sidebar 3: Edgar A. Guest, "Speaking of Greenberg" --
Part Four: Home (1945-Present) --
A World War II soldier writes home: Joseph Feivish --
Commentary --
a magazine for postwar Jewry: Elliot Cohen --
Jewish Miss America: Bess Myerson --
America's relationship to the new state of Israel: Jacob Blaustein --
A difference of opinion on the death sentence of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg --
Pioneer of television comedy: Sid Caesar --
Fifty years of comedy: Carl Reiner --
Theologian and activist: Abraham Joshua Heschel --
Feminist pioneer: Betty Friedan --
Dual identities: Julius Lester --
Reflections of America's first woman rabbi: Sally Priesand --
Jewish feminist pioneers: Ezrat Nashim --
The freedom seder: Arthur Waskow --
An American, a Jew, a writer by trade: Saul Bellow --
Political playwright: Tony Kushner --
Supreme Court Justice: Ruth Bader Ginsburg --
Humorist and columnist: Art Buchwald --
Sidebar 1: Lenny Bruce, "Jewish and Goyish" --
Sidebar 2: The Freedom Seder.
Responsibility: Beth S. Wenger.
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Recounts the story of Jews in America, from the mid-seventeenth century to the present day, examining the contributions of the Jewish people to American culture, politics, and society.

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