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Going Greek offers an unprecedented look at the relationship between American Jewish students and fraternity life during its heyday in the first half of the twentieth century. More than secret social clubs, fraternities and sororities profoundly shaped the lives of members long after they left college-often dictating choices in marriage as well as business alliances. Widely viewed as a key to success, membership in these self-governing, sectarian organizations was desirable but not easily accessible, especially to non-Protestants and nonwhites. In Going Greek Marianne Sanua examines the founding of Jewish fraternities in light of such topics as antisemitism, the unique challenges faced by Jewish students on campuses across the United States, responses to World War II, and questions pertaining to assimilation and/or identity reinforcement.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. Copyright
  2. p. 3
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  1. Dedication, Epigraph
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 6-8
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. 9-12
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  1. List of Jewish National College Fraternities and Sororities, c. 1930
  2. pp. 13-14
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. 15-24
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 25-30
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  1. Chapter 1: The Origins of Jewish Fraternities
  2. pp. 31-46
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  1. Chapter 2: “Oh, Yes, That Nonsectarian Jewish Fraternity”: The Search for Identity, 1895–1906
  2. pp. 47-68
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  1. Chapter 3: “Great Things on a Great Scale”: Expansion and Opposition, 1909–1919
  2. pp. 69-94
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  1. Chapter 4: The Golden Age: College Fraternities in the “Roaring Twenties”
  2. pp. 95-116
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  1. Chapter 5: “A Treacherous Alma Mater”: Facing College Antisemitism
  2. pp. 117-142
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  1. Chapter 6: “What Have I Done?”: Intra-Jewish Hostility and the Internalization of Antisemitism
  2. pp. 143-172
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  1. Chapter 7: “The Idea of Quitting Is Abhorrent”: Challenges during the Great Depression
  2. pp. 173-196
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  1. Chapter 8: Fighting Back and Keeping Up Standards
  2. pp. 197-244
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  1. Chapter 9: In the Shadow of Hitler: Social Life, Snobbery, and Jewish Identity
  2. pp. 245-280
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  1. Epilogue: World War II and the Beginning of the End for the Jewish Fraternity System
  2. pp. 281-298
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  1. Appendix A: Chapter Rolls of the National Jewish College Fraternities and Sororities to 1968
  2. pp. 299-334
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  1. Appendix B: Directory of Jewish Fraternity and Sorority Chapters at Selected Colleges and Universities
  2. pp. 335-358
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  1. Appendix C: Some Distinguished Alumni
  2. pp. 359-362
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  1. Appendix D: Songs of the Jewish Fraternities and Sororities c. 1920s–1950s
  2. pp. 363-374
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 375-424
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 425-430
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  1. Index of Names
  2. pp. 431-440
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  1. Index of Colleges and Universities
  2. pp. 441-448
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  1. Index of Subjects
  2. pp. 449-462
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814344187
Related ISBN(s)
9780814344194
MARC Record
OCLC
1057670360
Launched on MUSE
2018-10-25
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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