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Encyclopedia of American Jewish history

Title
Encyclopedia of American Jewish history [electronic resource] / Stephen H. Norwood and Eunice G. Pollack, editors.
ISBN
9781851096435 (e-book)
1851096434 (e-book)
9781851096381 (hard copy : alk. paper)
1851096388 (hard copy : alk. paper)
Published
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, 2007.
Physical Description
1 online resource (808 p).
Local Notes
Access is available to the Yale community.
Notes
An outstanding series of maps by Sir Martin Gilbert locates places of origin, points of embarkation, sites of pogroms, Holocaust death camps, and transport routes.
More than 125 photographs depict prominent individuals, Jewish neighborhoods, demonstrations, and rituals.
Covers the three and a half centuries of the Jewish experience in America.
The first encyclopedia on the American Jewish experience with both in-depth articles and shorter pieces, covering the full expanse of American Jewish history.
Essays examine Jews' remarkable but seldom explored influence on American popular culture in articles such as "Jews and Rock 'n' Roll," "Jews and Feminism," "Jews and Hollywood," "Jews and Television," and "Jews and Sports".
Electronic reproduction. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO. Available via the World Wide Web.
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Summary
American Jews have profoundly shaped, and been shaped by, American culture. Yet American history texts have largely ignored the Jewish experience. The Encyclopedia of American Jewish History corrects that omission. In essays and short entries written by 125 of the world's leading scholars of American Jewish history and culture, this encyclopedia explores both religious and secular aspects of American Jewish life. It examines the European background and immigration of American Jews and their impact on the professions and academic disciplines, mass culture and the arts, literature and theater, and labor and radical movements. It explores Zionism, antisemitism, responses to the Holocaust, the branches of Judaism, and Jews' relations with other groups, including Christians, Muslims, and African Americans. The encyclopedia covers the Jewish press and education, Jewish organizations, and Jews' participation in America's wars. In two comprehensive volumes, Encyclopedia of American Jewish History makes 350 years of American Jewish experience accessible to scholars, all levels of students, and the reading public.
Variant and related titles
ABC-CLIO eBooks.
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
June 22, 2022
Series
American ethnic experience.
American ethnic experience
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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