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American Jewish History
A Primary Source Reader
Gary Phillip Zola, ed.; Marc Dollinger, ed.

Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life

Brandeis University Press
2014 • 408 pp. 32 illus. 7 x 10"
Jewish Studies / American History / Jewish History

$40.00 Paperback, 978-1-61168-510-7
$85.00 Hardcover, 978-1-61168-509-1

$39.99 Ebook, Step1/9781611685114

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(Cloth edition is un-jacketed.
Cover illustration is for paperback edition only)

A treasure trove of primary source documents on American Jewish history, culture, and life

Presenting the American Jewish historical experience from its communal beginnings to the present through documents, photographs, and other illustrations, many of which have never before been published, this entirely new collection of source materials complements existing textbooks on American Jewish history with an organization and pedagogy that reflect the latest historiographical trends and the most creative teaching approaches.

Ten chapters, organized chronologically, include source materials that highlight the major thematic questions of each era and tell many stories about what it was like to immigrate and acculturate to American life, practice different forms of Judaism, engage with the larger political, economic, and social cultures that surrounded American Jews, and offer assistance to Jews in need around the world.

At the beginning of each chapter, the editors provide a brief historical overview highlighting some of the most important developments in both American and American Jewish history during that particular era. Source materials in the collection are preceded by short headnotes that orient readers to the documents’ historical context and significance.

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GARY PHILLIP ZOLA is the executive director of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives and professor of the American Jewish experience at Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati. MARC DOLLINGER is Richard and Rhoda Goldman Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility, San Francisco State University.

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