American Jewish History
A JPS Guide
By (author) Norman H. Finkelstein
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American Jewish History by Norman H. Finkelstein
Book DescriptionThanks to these generous donors for making the publication of this book possible: JPS Board of Trustees . This JPS Guide chronicles the extraordinary history of American Jewry. Finkelstein tells the dramatic 350-year story of the people and events that shaped the lives of today's American Jews. Divided into six time periods, American Jewish History describes Jewish life from the time of the early settlers, to the period of massive immigration that flooded the cities, to the incredible growth of Jews in positions of influence in business, politics, and the arts. This is a story of a people who affected not only the lives of Jews in the U.S. today, but also the course of American history itself. There are over 70 black and white photographs, maps, and charts and more than 120 feature boxes and biographies throughout, as well as timelines, notes, a bibliography, and index. Finkelstein has made the saga of American Jewry much more than a compilation of historical facts. This is wonderfully stimulating journey-a worthwhile adventure for readers of all ages.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780827608108
(254mm x 178mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Jewish Publication Society
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Norman H. Finkelstein
Remember Not to Forget, Paperback (March 2004)
Offering an introduction to the Holocaust, this book presents the origins and history of anti-Semitism, beginning with the year 70 AD, when the Jews were forced out of Jerusalem, to the founding of the State of Israel in 1948.
Forged in Freedom, Hardback (April 2002)» View all books by Norman H. Finkelstein
Presents 10 key turning points in history that affected both the US and American Jews. This title includes chapters on labor and justice, Jewish political coming-of-age, the fight against bigotry, the growth of a rich and varied US culture, and the creation of uniquely American expressions of Judaism.
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Author Biography - Norman H. Finkelstein
Norman H. Finkelstein is a teacher and a retired librarian and the author of many acclaimed books for children, including the JPS titles Heeding the Call: Jewish Voices in America's Civil Rights Struggle (a 1999 National Jewish Book Award Winner) and Forged in Freedom: Shaping the Jewish-American Experience.
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