American Jewish History

This publication offers articles on every aspect of the American Jewish experience and history.

Articles from Vol. 95, No. 2, June

Introduction: American Jewish Youth, Historical Narratives, and Cultural Change
In the Fall of 2008 the American Jewish Historical Society, along with a variety of educational institutions, cosponsored a conference titled "Jewish Youth and Cultural Change." (1) Scholars who work on the culture and history of American Jews gathered...
Orphans and Prodigies: Rediscovering Young Jewish Immigrant "Marginals"
Many recent understandings of historical consciousness have lavished a great deal of attention on the construction of the historical record as a semantic and cultural artifact. (1) Insofar as "narrative" becomes culturally embedded as "memory," it...
Reuben Cohen Comes of Age: American Jewish Youth and the Lived Experience of Cultural Pluralism in the 1920s
Reuben Cohen, who entered an elite American college during the mid-1920s, was well liked by his professors. One described him as "a finely typical young American collegian," but that was only partially true. (1) For Reuben was part of the first generation...