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Struggles in the promised land : towards a history of Black-Jewish relations in the United States

Author: Jack Salzman; Cornel West
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
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As Salzman makes clear in his introduction, the purpose of this collection is not to offer quick fixes to the present crisis but to provide a clarifying historical framework from which lasting solutions may emerge. Where historical knowledge is lacking, rhetoric comes rushing in, and Salzman asserts that the true history of Black-Jewish relations remains largely untold. To communicate that history, the essays
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Salzman; Cornel West
ISBN: 019508828X 9780195088281
OCLC Number: 35808340
Description: viii, 438 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The curse of ham : a case of rabbinic racism? / David M. Goldenberg --
The medieval background / William Chester Jordan --
Jews in slave trade / David Brion Davis --
"The law of the land is the law" : antebellum Jews, slavery, and the Old South / Jason H. Silverman --
Between words and deeds : Jews and Blacks in America, 1880-1935 / Hasia R. Diner --
Blacks and Jews : the struggle in the cities / Jonathan Kaufman --
Long-distance runners of the Civil Rights Movement : the contribution of Jews to the NAACP and the National Urban League in he early twentieth century / Nancy J. Weiss --
Negotiating coalition : Black and Jewish civil rights agencies in the twentieth century / Cheryl Greenberg --Black-Jewish universalism in the era of identity politics / Clayborne Carson --
Allies of a different sort : Jews and Blacks in the American left / Paul Buhle and Robin D.G. Kelley --
The need to remember : three phases in Black and Jewish educational relations / Earl Lewis --
African Americans and Jews in Hollywood : antagonistic allies / Thomas Cripps --
Separate paths : Blacks and Jews in twentieth-century South / Deborah Dash Moore --
Affirmative action : Jewish ideals, Jewish interests / Jerome A. Chanes --
Affirmative action : African-American and Jewish perspectives / Theodore M. Shaw --
"Nation time!" : Black nationalism, the Third World, and Jews / Waldo E. Martin, Jr. --
African Americans and Israel / Gary E. Rubin --
On imagining foes, imagining friendship / Patricia J. Williams --
Blacks, Jews, and gender : the history, politics, and cultural anthropology of a women's dialogue group / Letty Cottin Pogrebin --
Blacks and Jews : a personal reflection / Michael Walzer --
Walking the tightrope : some personal reflections on Blacks and Jews / Cornel West.
Responsibility: edited by Jack Salzman & Cornel West.
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Recent flashpoints in Black-Jewish relations suggest how wide the gap has become in the fragile coalition formed during the Civil Rights movement. This collection of essays seeks not to offer quick  Read more...

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