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New Israel/New England : Jews and Puritans in early America

Author: Michael Hoberman
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The New England Puritans fascination with the legacy of the Jewish religion has been well documented, but their interactions with actual Jews have escaped sustained historical attention. 'New Israel/New England' tells the story of the Sephardic merchants who traded and sojourned in Boston and Newport between the mid-seventeenth century and the era of the American Revolution. It also explores the complex and often  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Hoberman
ISBN: 9781558499201 1558499202 9781558499065 1558499067
OCLC Number: 733731430
Description: xiv, 280 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: "We shall be friends" : the European background for Puritan judeocentrism --
"Jews, Turks ... and anti-Christians" : alien encounters with Puritan Hebraism --
"New England is seldom wholly without them" : Boston's Frazon brothers and the limits of Puritan zeal --
"A Jew rarely comes over to us but he brings treasures with him" : the conversion and Harvard career of Judah Monis --
"A handsome assembly of people" : Jewish settlement and the refinement of New England culture --
"An openness to candour" : scholarly ecumenicism in pre-revolutionary Newport --
"A most valuable citizen" : Moses Michael Hays and the modernization of Boston --
"Gone are the living but the dead remain": The Jewish legacy in nineteenth-century New England.
Responsibility: Michael Hoberman.
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