By Eli Lederhendler

knowing the historical past of Jews in the USA calls for a synthesis of over 350 years of records, social facts, literature and journalism, structure, oratory, and debate, and every time that heritage is saw, new questions are raised and new views stumbled on. This booklet offers a readable account of that heritage, with an emphasis on migration styles, social and spiritual lifestyles, and political and monetary affairs. It explains the long-range improvement of yankee Jewry because the made of 'many new beginnings' greater than a right away evolution top from early colonial experiments to latter-day social styles. This e-book additionally indicates that now not all of yank Jewish historical past has happened on American soil, arguing that Jews, greater than such a lot different americans, persist in assigning the most important value to overseas concerns. This strategy offers a clean standpoint which can open up the perform of minority-history writing, in order that the very strategies of minority and majority shouldn't be taken for granted.

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