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Titel: The Jews of the United States, 1654 to 2000
Autor/en: Hasia R. Diner

ISBN: 0520248481
EAN: 9780520248489
35 b-w photographs, 15 line illustrations.
Sprache: Englisch.
University of California Press

6. Juni 2006 - kartoniert - 447 Seiten

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"Hasia Diner's history of American Jewry effortlessly surpasses its predecessors. A work of both synthesis and analysis, it ranges widely, incorporating insights from social, cultural, political, and religious history. Both the specialist and the general reader will profit from its clarity and intelligence. In particular, its novel periodization will spark discussion of conventional ways of thinking about the development of the American Jewish community."--Todd M. Endleman, author of "The Jews of Britain, 1656 to 2000
"Author of many books on immigration, foodways, and other topics, Hasia Diner now brings us an exceptionally fine, candid, and often surprising one-volume narrative of the entire run of American Jewish history. Meticulously accurate yet smoothly flowing, it will enlighten and delight knowledgeable and new readers alike. A 'must read'-and now the best read-on the subject."--Walter T. Nugent, author of "Crossings: The Great Transatlantic Migrations, 1870-1914
"The Jews of the United States is a masterful and richly textured account of the Jewish experience in this country over 350 years. Diner has produced an important book, at once systematic and synthetic, that attends to the many diverse expressions of Jewish life in America. With grace, clarity, and erudition, she explores the social, religious, and institutional life of Jews in the United States, enlivening her story throughout with intriguing personalities and anecdotes. This is history that engages, informs, and entertains. A milestone in American Jewish historiography!"--David Myers, author of "Resisting History: Historicism and Its Discontents in German-Jewish Thought

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Acknowledgments Introduction PART 1. THE EARLIEST JEWISH COMMUNITIES 1. American Jewish Origins: 1654 1776 2. Becoming American: 1776 1820 PART 2. THE PIVOTAL CENTURY 3. A Century of Migration: 1820 1924 4. A Century of Jewish Life in America: 1820 1924 5. A Century of Jewish Politics: 1829 1920 PART 3. TWENTIETH-CENTURY JOURNEYS 6. At Home and Beyond: 1924 1948 7. A Golden Age? 1948 1967 8. In Search of Continuity: 1967 2000 Notes Bibliography Index

Portrait

Hasia R. Diner is Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History at New York University. She is the author of Lower East Side Memories: The Jewish Place in America (2000), Hungering for America: Italian, Irish, and Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration (2001), and, with Beryl Benderly, Her Works Praise Her: A History of Jewish Women in America, 1654 to the Present (2002).

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"A comprehensive and nuanced treatment of a big subject; Hasia Diner brings the grand narrative to life through individual anecdotes, skilfully intertwines the religious and secular aspects of the story, and includes the role of women throughout." - Times Literary Supplement "A riveting account of the fascinating history of American Jewry.... A readable and fascinating account of Jewish life in America." - History in Review "Diner is to be commended for her thorough integration of women into her Jewish American story.... She also deserves kudos for attending to both religious and secular Judaism." - Publishers Weekly"

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