In this Book

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In United States Jewry, 1776-1985, the dean of American Jewish historians, Jacob Rader Marcus, unfolds the history of Jewish immigration, segregation, and integration; of Jewry's cultural exclusiveness and assimilation; of its internal division and indivisible unity; and of its role in the making of America. Characterized by Marcus's impeccable scholarship, meticulous documentation, and readable style, this landmark four-volume set completes the history Marcus began in The Colonial American Jew, 1492-1776. Volume I focuses on the American revolution and the early national period, from 1776 to 1840. Marcus examines the role played by Jews in the revolution and discusses important historical and social themes such as politics, commerce, religion, Jewish and American culture, anti-Jewish prejudices, and the phenomenon of assimilation.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Epigraph
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
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  1. I. Why Study American Jewish History
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  1. II. The Early Republic, 1776–1840
  2. pp. 46-77
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  1. III. Political Gains in the Early National Period
  2. pp. 78-127
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  1. IV. The Economic Life of the American Jew: The Traditional Economy, 1776–1840
  2. pp. 128-166
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  1. V. The Economic Life of the American Jew: The New Economy, 1776–1840
  2. pp. 167-219
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  1. VI. Judaism in the United States: The Structure, 1776–1840
  2. pp. 220-271
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  1. VII. Judaism in the United States: Leadership, 1776–1840
  2. pp. 272-314
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  1. VIII. Social Welfare in the Jewish Community, 1776–1840
  2. pp. 315-344
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  1. IX. Jewish Education and Culture, 1776–1840
  2. pp. 345-378
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  1. X. Educating American Jewish Youth, 1776–1840
  2. pp. 379-406
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  1. XI. The General Culture of the American Jew, 1776–1840
  2. pp. 407-452
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  1. XII. Aspects of the General Culture of the American Jew, 1776–1840
  2. pp. 453-493
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  1. XIII. Rejection of the Jew: The State, 1776–1840
  2. pp. 494-524
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  1. XIV. Rejection of the Jew: The People, 1776–1840
  2. pp. 525-558
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  1. XV. Acceptance of the Jew, 1776–1840
  2. pp. 559-613
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  1. XVI. Reform Judaism, 1776–1840
  2. pp. 614-637
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  1. XVII. American Jewry 1776–1840: A Summary and Some Comments
  2. pp. 638-679
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  1. Key Abbreviations, Symbols and Short Titles
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  1. Notes
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814344682
Related ISBN
9780814344699
MARC Record
OCLC
1055143335
Launched on MUSE
2018-10-02
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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