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Introduction: Before Korn: A Century of Jewish Historical Writing about the American Civil War

Adam Mendelsohn

in Jews and the Civil War: A Reader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740910
eISBN:
9780814786796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740910.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This introduction traces the origin and evolution of the earlier literature on Jews and the Civil War and considers the possible reasons why a number of factually incorrect but attractive ideas about ... More


The Community within a Community

Amy Hill Shevitz

in Jewish Communities on the Ohio River: A History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124308
eISBN:
9780813134932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124308.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the events that unfolded in the Jewish community in the Ohio River Valley during the Civil War. When General Ulysses S. Grant issued an order to have all Jews removed from ... More


After They Closed the Gates: Jewish Illegal Immigration to the United States, 1921-1965

Libby Garland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226122458
eISBN:
9780226122595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226122595.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Stolen Borders tells the history of the Jewish illegal immigration occasioned by the nation-based, restrictive immigration quotas implemented by federal laws passed in 1921 and 1924. A chaotic ... More


Who Rules the Synagogue?: Religious Authority and the Formation of American Judaism

Zev Eleff

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190490270
eISBN:
9780190490294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190490270.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Who Rules the Synagogue explores how American Jewry in the nineteenth century transformed from a lay dominated community to one whose leading religious authorities were rabbis. Previous scholars have ... More


Ava F. Kahn and Adam D. Mendelsohn (eds.), Transnational Traditions: New Perspectives on American Jewish History. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2014. viii + 309 pp.

Eli Lederhendler

in A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews Transnational Traditions: New Perspectives on American Jewish History edited by Ava F. Kahn and Adam D. Mendelsohn. This volume depicts American Jewish history through ... More


Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry

Alan Mintz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762939
eISBN:
9780804779104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762939.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The effort to create a serious Hebrew literature in the United States in the years around World War I is one of the best-kept secrets of American Jewish history. Hebrew had been revived as a modern ... More


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