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In this provocative critique, Marc Dollinger charts the transformation of American Jewish political culture from the Cold War liberal consensus of the early postwar years to the rise and influence of Black Power–inspired ethnic nationalism. He shows how, in a period best known for the rise of black anti-Semitism and the breakdown of the black-Jewish alliance, black nationalists enabled Jewish activists to devise a new Judeo-centered political agenda and express it in more visible forms of Jewish identity—including the emancipation of Soviet Jews, the development of a new form of American Zionism, the opening of hundreds of Jewish day schools, and the creation of revitalized worship services with gender-inclusive liturgy.

This study of postwar American Jewish life challenges much of the historiography describing the motivations for and limits on Jewish involvement in various social protest movements, as well as the accepted wisdom on the origins and nature of the Jewish turn inward; in the process, it undermines commonly held beliefs about the nature of the black-Jewish alliance and the course of American Jewish liberalism since the mid-1960s. Dollinger argues that a new political consensus emerged at a moment of great intergroup conflict, drawing blacks and Jews together under the identity-politics banner even as their alliance in the civil rights movement—inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King—became fractured.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-viii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xx
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  1. Introduction | Is It Good for the Jews? Black Power and the 1960s
  2. pp. 1-26
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  1. 1 | Jews and Black Nationalism in the 1950s
  2. pp. 27-46
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  1. 2 | Jews, Group Status, and the Great Society
  2. pp. 47-79
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  1. 3 | American Jews and the Rise of Black Power
  2. pp. 80-103
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  1. 4 | Turning Inward: Black Power and Jewish Youth Movements
  2. pp. 104-131
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  1. 5 | Black Power, American Jews, and the Soviet Jewry Movement
  2. pp. 132-149
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  1. 6 | Black Power and American Zionism
  2. pp. 150-172
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 173-192
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. 193-194
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 195-224
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 225-230
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 231-242
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781512602586
Related ISBN
9781512602562
MARC Record
OCLC
1003489717
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2018-04-18
Open Access
No
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