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To
Sacvan Bercovitch
who opened the world of early American literature to generations of scholars and inspired this issue.


  1. Contributors
  2. pp. vii-viii
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Articles

  1. Against the Tide: Re-discovering Early Jewish American Literary History
  2. Michael P. Kramer
  3. pp. 1-12
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  1. Dialectics of Travel: Reading The Journey in Antonio de Montezinos’s Relación (1644)
  2. Ronnie Perelis
  3. pp. 13-34
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  1. Poetics of the Apocalypse: Messianism in Early Jewish American Poetry
  2. Laura Arnold Leibman
  3. pp. 35-62
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  1. “The Confidence Placed in You is of the Greatest Magnitude”: Representations of Paternal Authority in Early Jewish American Letters
  2. Michael Hoberman
  3. pp. 63-83
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  1. Cumberland’s Benevolent Hebrew in Eighteenth-Century Britain and America
  2. Eve Tavor Bannet
  3. pp. 84-106
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  1. “Whatever Bigots Say”: Isaac Harby’s The Gordian Knot and the Anti-Catholic Gothic
  2. Yael Shapira
  3. pp. 107-129
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  1. The First Reform Liturgy: Penina Moise’s Hymns and The Discourses of American Identity
  2. Shira Wolosky
  3. pp. 130-146
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  1. “The Seventh Angel Woke Me”: Adah Isaacs Menken and the Return of Israelite Prophecy
  2. Julian Levinson
  3. pp. 147-165
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In Memoriam
With this issue we sadly mark the passing of
Daniel Walden עליו השלום
1 August 1922 – 8 November 2013
7 Av 5682 – 5 Kislev 5774