The American Jewish Experience

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The American Jewish Experience
Table of contents

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  • The American Jewish Experience *
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • Part One - The American Jewish Community Takes Shape 3
  • Chapter 1 5
  • The American Colonial Jew: A Study in Acculturation 6
  • Chapter 2 18
  • The Impact of the American Revolution on American Jews 20
  • Chapter 3 29
  • The 1820s: American Jewry Comes of Age 31
  • For Further Reading 38
  • Part Two - The "German Period" in American Jewish History 41
  • Chapter 4 43
  • German-Jewish Identity in Nineteenth-Century America 45
  • Chapter 5 60
  • Ulysses S. Grant and the Jews 62
  • Chapter 6 72
  • A Business Elite: German-Jewish Financiers in Nineteenth-Century New York 73
  • Chapter 7 87
  • Reform Judaism and the Unitarian Challenge 89
  • For Further Reading 97
  • Part Three - The Era of East European Immigration 99
  • Chapter 8 101
  • Immigrant Jews on the Lower East Side of New York: 1880-1914 102
  • Chapter 9 118
  • Germans Versus Russians 120
  • Chapter 10 133
  • Immigrant Women and Consumer Protest: the New York City Kosher Meat Boycott of 1902 135
  • Chapter 11 147
  • The Kehillah Vision and the Limits of Community 149
  • Chapter 12 156
  • The Jewishness of the Jewish Labor Movement in the United States 158
  • For Further Reading 167
  • Part Four - Coming to Terms with America 171
  • Chapter 13 173
  • Henry Ford and the International Jew 175
  • Chapter 14 191
  • The Emergence of the American Synagogue 193
  • Chapter 15 209
  • Zionism: An American Experience 211
  • Chapter 16 222
  • The Midpassage of American Jewry 224
  • For Further Reading 234
  • Part Five - The Holocaust and Beyond 237
  • Chapter 17 239
  • Who Shall Bear Guilt for the Holocaust? the Human Dilemma 240
  • Chapter 18 259
  • At Home in America 260
  • Chapter 19 267
  • The Jew Who Didn't Get Away: on the Possibility of an American Jewish Culture 269
  • Chapter 20 282
  • American Jews: Their Story Continues 284
  • For Further Reading 294
  • Appendix 1 296
  • Appendix 2 297
  • Reference Sources in American Jewish History 298
  • Index 300
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