Jews and Gentiles in Early America
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Jews and Gentiles in Early America

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ISBN-13:
9780472114542
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
30.09.2005
Seiten:
368
Autor:
William Pencak
Gewicht:
721 g
Format:
236x163x33 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

"Jews and Gentiles in Early America is the best account I have seen about Jews in America in this era. William Pencak's research is extensive and the informative depth with which he addresses important political issues is unsurpassed. His analysis is unfailingly sophisticated and virtually unchallengeable. He paints with a broad stroke, putting his narrative and interpretations not only in a wide American context, but also in an international scope. . . . ÝÄn exceptional contribution to American Jewish history and colonial history in general."-Frederic Cople Jaher, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana "Bill Pencak is no stranger either to novel topics or unconventional ideas. In this eminently readable and substantive contribution to the history of Jews in early America, Pencak has once again pushed the boundaries of debate in original and constructive ways."---Edith Gelles, Stanford University "William Pencak has produced a learned and informative volume on the nature of Jewish-Gentile relations in colonial America. The book's reconstruction of Jewish life in colonial New York, Newport, Charleston, Savannah, and Philadelphia is based on a broad array of primary and secondary source materials that persuasively demonstrate the fact that, despite a truly remarkable level of social acceptance, colonial Jews simultaneously encountered bouts of rejection. Scholars and general readers alike will be indebted to Dr. Pencak for deepening our understanding of the complex and often contradictory ways in which non-Jews related to their Jewish neighbors during this formative period in the nation's history."---Dr. Gary P. Zola, Executive Director of The Jacob Rader MarcusCenter of the American Jewish Archives and Associate Professor of the American Jewish Experience at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion