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Jews and Muslims in British colonial America : a genealogical history

Author: Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman; Donald N Yates
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co. Inc., 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From historical writings, ship manifests, wills, land grants, DNA testing, genealogies, and settler lists, and the widespread presence of Jews and Muslims in prominent positions in all of the original colonies, this work looks freshly at the early American experience, postulating that many initial US colonists were of Sephardic Jewish and Muslim Moorish ancestry"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman; Donald N Yates
ISBN: 9780786464623 0786464623
OCLC Number: 703210172
Description: vi, 285 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Contents: Mapmakers, privateers, and promoters --
Sephardim in the new world --
Virginia: first-and not so English-colony --
Massachusetts: pilgrims, Puritans, Jews, and Moors --
New York colony: Dutch, British, and Jewish --
Pennsylvania: Quakers and other Friends --
Maryland: Catholic in her tastes --
Huguenot South Carolina --
Georgia, the last colony --
Beacon of Freemasonry: Elias Ashmole, John Skene and early American lodges.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman and Donald N. Yates.

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"From historical writings, ship manifests, wills, land grants, DNA testing, genealogies, and settler lists, and the widespread presence of Jews and Muslims in prominent positions in all of the original colonies, this work looks freshly at the early American experience, postulating that many initial US colonists were of Sephardic Jewish and Muslim Moorish ancestry"--Provided by publisher.

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