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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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Recent flashpoints in Black-Jewish relations--Louis Farrakhan's Million Man March, the violence in Crown Heights, Leonard Jeffries' polemical speeches, the O.J. Simpson verdict, and the contentious responses to these events--suggest just how wide the gap has become in the fragile coalition that was formed during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Instead of critical dialogue and respectful exchange, we have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Salzman; Cornel West
ISBN: 9781602566255 1602566259
OCLC Number: 475956565
Description: 1 online resource (449 pages)
Contents: Introduction; 1 The Curse of Ham: A Case of Rabbinic Racism?; 2 The Medieval Background; 3 Jews in the Slave Trade; 4 "The Law of the Land is the Law": Antebellum Jews, Slavery, and the Old South; 5 Between Words and Deeds: Jews and Blacks in America, 1880-1935; 6 Blacks and Jews: The Struggle in the Cities; 7 Long-Distance Runners of the Civil Rights Movement: The Contribution of Jews to the NAACPand the National Urban League in the Early Twentieth Century; 8 Negotiating Coalition: Black and Jewish Civil Rights Agencies in the Twentieth Century.
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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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