By Eli Lederhendler

knowing the background of Jews in the United States calls for a synthesis of over 350 years of records, social info, literature and journalism, structure, oratory, and debate, and every time that heritage is saw, new questions are raised and new views discovered. This publication offers a readable account of that background, with an emphasis on migration styles, social and spiritual existence, and political and monetary affairs. It explains the long-range improvement of yank Jewry because the made of 'many new beginnings' greater than an immediate evolution major from early colonial experiments to latter-day social styles. This publication additionally indicates that no longer all of yankee Jewish historical past has happened on American soil, arguing that Jews, greater than such a lot different americans, persist in assigning an important value to overseas concerns. This method presents a clean standpoint that may open up the perform of minority-history writing, in order that the very thoughts of minority and majority shouldn't be taken for granted.

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