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How America met the Jews / Hasia Diner.

Author/Creator:
Diner, Hasia R., author.
Publication:
Providence, Rhode Island : Brown Judaic Studies, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
x, 142 pages ; 23 cm.
Series:
Brown Judaic studies; no. 360.
Brown Judaic studies ; number 360
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Subjects:
Jews -- United States -- History.
Immigrants -- United States -- History.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
United States -- Ethnic relations.
Emigration and immigration.
Ethnic relations.
Immigrants.
Jews.
United States.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
From the 1820s through the 1920s, nearly ninety percent of all Jews who left Europe moved to the United States. In this new book from Hasia Diner, she focuses on the realities of race, immigration, color, money, economic development, politics, and religion in America that shaped its history and made it such an attractive destination for Jews. Additionally, she approaches the question from the perspective of an America that sought out white immigrants to help stoke economic development and that valued religion as a force for morality. These tendencies converged and provided a situation where Jews could experience life in ways impossible elsewhere.
Contents:
Introduction: a propitious meeting
Jewish newcomers in a nation of (white) immigrants
Jews along America's color line
A faith community in a nation of believers: American religion makes a place for the Jews
More than bread and more than roses: Jews in the land of materialism
The politics of Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum: Jews and the American party system
Last words: the historic contexts of greetings.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Diner, Hasia R., author. How America met the Jews
ISBN:
9781946527028
1946527025
9781946527042
1946527041
OCLC:
1004848930