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Chancellorsville and the Civil War in German American Memory

Christian B. Keller

in Chancellorsville and the Germans: Nativism, Ethnicity, and Civil War Memory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226504
eISBN:
9780823234899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226504.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

Two important issues occupied the thoughts of German Americans in the postwar decades, especially those who had lived through the Civil War: the memory of the war and ... More


Circumcision and a Jewish Woman's Identification: Rahel Levin Varnhagen's Failed Assimilation

Jay Geller

in The Other Jewish Question: Identifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233618
eISBN:
9780823241781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233618.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the problem of self-identification for the assimilation-desiring Rahel Levin Varnhagen, who was identified as a Jewess before and after her baptism. It analyzes her allusions to ... More


A Future without Jews: Max Nordau's Pre-Zionist Answer to the Other Jewish Question

Jay Geller

in The Other Jewish Question: Identifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233618
eISBN:
9780823241781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233618.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyzes Max Nordau's best-selling works of 1880s liberal cultural criticism, Conventional Lies of Our Civilization and Paradoxes. Written a decade before his public self-identification ... More


Italian-Jewish Intermarriage the Italian-American Spouse

Carol Bonomo Jennngs and Christine Palamidessi Moore

in American Woman, Italian Style: Italian Americana's Best Writings on Women

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231751
eISBN:
9780823241286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on intermarriage patterns between Italian Americans and Jewish Americans, two groups exhibiting similar patterns. In the United States, intermarriage occurs between members of ... More


Equal Rights, Not Assimilation!

Hermann Levin Goldschmidt

in The Legacy of German Jewry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228263
eISBN:
9780823237142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228263.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the challenges faced by the Jews in their quest for equal rights after they have successfully gained full entry to modernity. In this struggle, the Jews were divided in two ... More


Some Characteristic Tendencies of American Civilizatio

Josiah Royce

in Race Questions, Provincialism, and Other American Problems: Expanded Edition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231324
eISBN:
9780823235568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231324.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter was written and given as an address to the Aberdeen Philosophical Society in January 1900. It tackles the issue of provincialism. Royce begins the chapter by ... More


Second-Generation Muslim Immigrants in Detroit Mosques: The Second Generation's Search for Their Place and Identity in the American Mosque

Ihsan Bagby

in Passing on the Faith: Transforming Traditions for the Next Generation of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226474
eISBN:
9780823236640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226474.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Muslim immigrants started arriving in America in large numbers after the 1965 liberalization of immigration law. They achieved economic success, raised families, and ... More


New Perspectives in Civil War Ethnic History and Their Implications for Twenty-First-Century Scholarship

Christian B. Keller

in This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions about the Civil War-Era North

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823245680
eISBN:
9780823252664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245680.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines current scholarship on ethnicity in the northern states during the era of the American Civil War, and, through analysis of neglected primary source documents, offers thematic ... More


Inside/Outside the University: Philosophy as Way and Problem in Cohen, Buber, and Rosenzweig

Willi Goetschel

in The Discipline of Philosophy and the Invention of Modern Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244966
eISBN:
9780823252510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244966.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the role of Hermann Cohen, Martin Buber, and Franz Rosenzweig as exponents of the development of Jewish philosophers from the period of the Wilhelminian Empire to the end of ... More


A House of One's Own? University, Particularity, and the Jewish House of Learning

Willi Goetschel

in The Discipline of Philosophy and the Invention of Modern Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244966
eISBN:
9780823252510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244966.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the role of the Jewish House of Learning in nurturing the career of Jewish philosophers who were not accepted in the university. It explains that the House of Learning was ... More


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