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. The third volume covers the period from 1860 to 1920, beginning with the Jews, slavery, and the Civil War, and concluding with the rise of Reform Judaism as well as the increasing spirit of secularization that characterized emancipated, prosperous, liberal Jewry before it was confronted by a rising tide of American anti-Semitism in the 1920s.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 2-3
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 6-8
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  1. I. Introduction: New Influences on New Jewish Americans
  2. pp. 9-12
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  1. II. Slavery and the Civil War: Part I
  2. pp. 13-34
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  1. III. Slavery and the Civil War: Part II
  2. pp. 35-56
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  1. IV. Isaac Mayer Wise and American Judaism, 1846–1900
  2. pp. 57-83
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  1. V. Wise: Unity, Uniformity in American Israel
  2. pp. 84-107
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  1. VI. American Jewry: Radicalism and Conservatism, 1883–1889
  2. pp. 108-128
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  1. VII. Reflections on Jewish Religious Life, 1860–1920
  2. pp. 129-142
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  1. VIII. Rejection: Part I
  2. pp. 143-166
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  1. IX. Rejection: Part II
  2. pp. 167-190
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  1. X. Acceptance: Politics, 1860–1920
  2. pp. 191-218
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  1. XI. The Economic Life of the American Jew, 1860–1920: Part I
  2. pp. 219-254
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  1. XII. The Economic Life of the American Jew, 1860–1920: Part II
  2. pp. 255-288
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  1. XIII. The Jew in the General Community, 1841–1920
  2. pp. 289-314
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  1. XIV. Jews in the Arts and Sciences
  2. pp. 315-358
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  1. XV. Judeophobia and Antigentilism
  2. pp. 359-382
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  1. XVI. Interfaith, Acculturation, Intermarriage, Assimilation
  2. pp. 383-407
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  1. XVII. The Sociorecreational Life of the American Jew, 1860–1920
  2. pp. 408-430
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  1. XVIII. Social Welfare, 1860–1920: The Traditional Approach
  2. pp. 431-474
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  1. XIX. Social Welfare, 1860–1920: The New Approach
  2. pp. 475-505
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  1. XX. Aspects of Jewish Education and Culture, 1860–1920: Part I
  2. pp. 506-531
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  1. XXI. Aspects of Jewish Education and Culture, 1860–1920: Part II
  2. pp. 532-558
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  1. XXII. Aspects of Jewish Education and Culture, 1860–1920: Part III
  2. pp. 559-591
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  1. XXIII. Aspects of Jewish Education and Culture, 1860–1920: Part IV
  2. pp. 592-619
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  1. XXIV. Denominations Within American Judaism, 1897–1920
  2. pp. 620-660
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  1. XXV. Aspects of Jewish Education and Culture, 1897–1920: Part I
  2. pp. 661-686
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  1. XXVI. Aspects of Jewish Education and Culture, 1860–1920: Part II
  2. pp. 687-717
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  1. Key Abbreviations, Symbols, and Short Titles in the Notes
  2. pp. 718-753
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 754-840
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 841-925
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  1. Illustrations
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814344729
Related ISBN
9780814344736
MARC Record
OCLC
1055143407
Launched on MUSE
2018-10-02
Open Access
Yes
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