Encyclopedia Of American Jewish History, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1851096434
  • ISBN-13: 9781851096435
  • DDC: 973.04924
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Overview

Did you know that until World War I, Chicago had the third largest Jewish population of any city in the world? Did you know that Jews played leading roles in the civil rights movement? Or that Jewish men are over-represented in basketball and boxing? If you didn't know, that is because history books have generally ignored the American Jewish experience until now.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Maps.
1: Immigration and Settlement.
2: Sephardic Jews in America.
3: American Jews in the Colonial Period.
4: American Jews in the Revolutionary and Early National Periods.
5: German Jews in America.
6: East European Jewish Immigration.
7: Jewish Immigration to Galveston.
8: Soviet Jewish Immigration.
9: Jewish Identity in America.
10: Demographic and Economic Profiles of Twentieth-Century American Jewry.
11: The Demography of Jews in Twentieth-Century America.
12: The Economic Status of American Jews in the Twentieth Century.
13: Judaism in America.
14: Orthodox Judaism.
15: Reform Judaism.
16: Conservative Judaism.
17: Reconstructionist Judaism.
18: Hasidic Judaism.
19: Women in the Development of American Judaism.
20: Isaac Leeser (1806–1868).
21: David Einhorn (1809–1879).
22: Jewish Communities.
23: The Lower East Side.
24: Brownsville.
25: South Florida.
26: Los Angeles.
27: Chicago.
28: Philadelphia.
29: Jews in the South.
30: Jews in the West.
31: New Mexico.
32: Jews in Small Towns in America.
33: Jewish Agricultural Colonies.
34: Jews in Suburbia.
35: Antisemitism in American.
36: Antisemitism in American Literature before 1960.
37: Leo Max Frank (1884–1915).
38: Henry Ford and the Jews.
39: Antisemitic Violence in Boston and New York during World War II.
40: Antisemitism and Right-Wing Extremist Groups after 1960.
41: African American Antisemitism in the 1990s.
42: The Crown Heights Riot.
43: Zionism in America.
44: American Zionism to the Founding of the State of Israel.
45: Revisionist Zionism in America.
46: Golda Meir (1898–1978).
47: Marie Syrkin (1899–1989).
48: The Holocaust and America.
49: America's Response to Nazism and the Holocaust.
50: Holocaust Survivors and Their Children in America.
51: The Making of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
52: Meyer Levin (1905–1981).
53: Jewish Organizations.
54: The Workmen's Circle.
55: The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America.
56: The American Jewish Committee.
57: The Anti-Defamation League.
58: The American Jewish Congress.
59: The Jewish Labor Committee.
60: The Simon Wiesenthal Center.
61: Jews and the Press.
62: The Early Yiddish Press in the United States.
63: Abraham Cahan (1860–1951).
64: The American Jewish Press.
65: American Jews in Political and Social Movements.
66: American Jews in Politics in the Twentieth Century.
67: American Jewish Involvement in Public Affairs.
68: American Jews in the Socialist and Communist Movements.
69: The Rosenberg Case.
70: Jewish Anarchism in America.
71: Commentary and the Origins of Neoconservatism.
72: Jewish Women in the American Feminist Movement.
73: Emma Goldman (1869–1940).
74: Meyer London (1871–1926).
75: Henry Kissinger (b. 1923).
76: Jews in Wars and the Military.
77: Jews and the Civil War.
78: American Jews and World War I.
79: American Jews in the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939).
80: American Jewish Soldiers in World War II.
81: American Jews and the Law.
82: The Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court.
83: American Jews and Crime.
84: American Jewish Gangsters.
85: American Jews and Labor.
86: Jews and the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
87: Jews and the International Fur Workers' Union.
88: David Dubinsky (1892–1982).
89: Samuel Gompers (1850–1924).
90: Sidney Hillman (1887–1946).
91: Pauline M. Newman (1890–1986).
92: Selig Perlman (1888–1959).
93: Rose Pesotta (1896–1965).
94: Rose Schneiderman (1882–1972).
95: Toni Sender (1888–1964).
96: Albert Shanker (1928–1997).