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Description - Lincoln and the Jews by Jonathan D. Sarna

Over the past thirty years, the Shapell Manuscript Foundation has assembled a remarkable private collection of original manuscripts documenting Abraham Lincoln's relations with Jews. At a time when Jewish immigration was increasing - and with it, anti-Semitism - Lincoln took a less-than-popular approach: he represented Jews, befriended Jews, admired Jews, defended Jews, pardoned Jews, and extended rights to Jews. Lincoln and the Jews - a book that celebrates Lincoln's unique tolerance, regardless of race or religion - has great contemporary relevance. With hundreds of rare images and newly discovered manuscripts, the book beautifully illustrates the breadth and depth of Lincoln's historic relationship with Jews, and uncovers a mostly unknown side of America's greatest leader.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781250059536
ISBN-10: 1250059534
Format: Hardback
(284mm x 237mm x 30mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jonathan D. Sarna

Jonathan D. Sarna is the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University and is generally regarded as one of the most prominent historians of American Jewish history, religion, and life. Benjamin Shapell is the founder of the Shapell Manuscript Foundation. Shapell has initiated and overseen the creation of publications, exhibitions, and films relating to the central themes of the Foundation's collection of original manuscripts.

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