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Jews In America
A Short History

Published 1965 by Basic Books, Inc. in United States of America .
Written in English.

About the Book

This engaging book describes what has happened to Jews in America - and what Jews have helped make happen to America - from colonial times to the present.
Showing how the American Jewish community today is a composite structure, built up by many successive waves of immigration, the account begins in 1654 with the first immigration of Jews (twenty-three in number). It then follows each major group - Sephardic Jews, German Jews, East European Jews - from their homes in the Old World to their establishment in the New.
Their adaptation to American circumstances, thwir relations with non-Jews and with one another, and their impact on American life are retraced and illustrated. A special chapter, on a period to close to be well known, tells of the victims of Hitler, both the German refugees of the 1930's and the postwar survivors of the concentration camps.

Table of Contents

European Prologue 1
Beginnings: 1654-1820 6
Wayfaring Strangers 40
The Golden Land 76
Anti-Semitism 104
The Quick and the Dead 119
Here and Now 157
Suggestions For Further Reading 189
Index 191

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