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A History of the Jews in America by Howard…

A History of the Jews in America

by Howard Sachar

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Spanning 350 years of Jewish experience in this country, A History of the Jews in America is an essential chronicle by the author of The Course of Modern Jewish History. With impressive scholarship and a riveting sense of detail, Howard M. Sachar tells the stories of Spanish marranos and Russian refugees, of aristocrats and threadbare social revolutionaries, of philanthropists and Hollywood moguls. At the same time, he elucidates the grand themes of the Jewish encounter with America, from the bigotry of a Christian majority to the tensions among Jews of different origins and beliefs, and from the struggle for acceptance to the ambivalence of assimilation.… (more)



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This book is a very valuable resource for anyone wanting to know how the Jews first arrived to America (New Amsterdam), to how they impacted the Revolutionary War, their impact to the Industrial Revolution and commerce, migration throughout the United States, etc. ( )
  nproenza | Jul 29, 2008 |
This is a huge 'doorstopper' of a paperback book used as a text in a course on Jewish American History I took for credit toward my Batchelor of Arts degree at the University of San Francisco in the nineties. The professor was very Jewish, very American, and very engaged in his subject matter, but is no longer employed by USF, and his last name escapes me, but his first name was Andrew...

We were required to read huge sections of the book and write reports on them. I confess I never finished Professor Howard M. Sachar's monumental book, but those portions that I did read, I found very helpful to understanding the movements of the Diaspora, the immigration patterns and urban development of the Jewish people in the New World republic, their relationships with the Christian majority, and their later relationship with the new state of Israel.

I bought this copy from the USF bookstore, and it still has its sticker on it for $20.00.
  GoyodelaRosa | Jan 10, 2008 |
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