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Jews against prejudice : American Jews and the fight for civil liberties

Author: Stuart Svonkin
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1997.
Series: Columbia studies in contemporary American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recounts how Jewish organizations for fighting antisemitism became leaders against all prejudice.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Svonkin
ISBN: 0231106386 9780231106382 0231106394 9780231106399
OCLC Number: 36083699
Description: xi, 364 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Intergroup relations and the fear of fascism --
From self-defense to intergroup relations --
Propaganda against prejudice --
Teaching tolerance --
Law and social action --
The adoption of liberal anticommunism --
The contradictions of Cold War liberalism --
The anticommunist campaign in the Jewish community --
Return and renewal.
Series Title: Columbia studies in contemporary American history.
Responsibility: Stuart Svonkin.
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