New PDF release: A History of the Jews in America

By Howard M. Sachar

ISBN-10: 0679745300

ISBN-13: 9780679745303 blurb:

Monumental in scope and intensity, this vibrantly distinctive chronicle sweeps from New Amsterdam of 1654, the place Brazilian Jewish refugees verified a beachhead sooner or later long island, to the Eighties crusade to resettle Soviet Jews within the usa. within the so much accomplished and revealing account to this point of the saga of yankee Jewry, George Washington collage historian Sachar explores how Jews confronted the problem of keeping their historical crew identification inside a widening matrix of Americanization. He charts the contributions of Jews from the progressive conflict to the California Gold Rush of 1849 to exertions activism and Tin Pan Alley. He additionally profiles ratings of influential Jews starting from Samuel Gompers to Alfred Heinz (Henry) Kissinger. Sachar ( A heritage of Israel ) comprises quite incisive sections on American Jews' heated divisions over Zionism, the efforts to rescue Europe's Jews from Nazism, black-Jewish relatives and the Jews' influence on American tradition. This soaking up narrative unfolds a appropriate epic of immigration, recognition, acculturation and reaffirmed id within the face of institutionalized discrimination.

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What seemed so brazen and improbable at the time has become the accepted global formula for national success. The only alternative, apart from North Korea’s and Cuba’s last-stand versions of communism, is Islamic fundamentalism. And its essentially medieval values appear to be fighting a desperate rearguard action against modernity itself. 1 The most prominent revolutionary of all, George Washington, offered the first comprehensive explanation for this stunning achievement, and rather interestingly, he chose to emphasize the fortuitous conjunction of large-scale historical forces beyond human control rather than the actions or decisions of men.

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