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Copyright © 1989 by Jacob R. Marcus.

Published by Wayne State University Press, Detroit, Michigan 48202.

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Marcus, Jacob Rader, 1896–

United States Jewry, 1776–1985 / Jacob Rader Marcus.

   p.     cm.

Bibliography: p.

Includes index.

ISBN 978-0-8143-4469-9 (peperback); 978-0-8143-4468-2 (ebook)

1. Jews—United States—History. 2. Judaism—United States—History. 3. United States—Ethnic relations. I. Title.

E184.J5M237 1989




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