By Deborah Dash Moore
"Displays the complete diversity of proficient, considerate opinion at the position of Jews within the American politics of identity."---David A. Hollinger, Preston Hotchkis Professor of yank heritage, collage of California, Berkeley "A attention-grabbing anthology whose essays crystallize the main salient positive aspects of yankee Jewish existence within the moment half the 20th century."---Beth S. Wenger, Katz kin affiliate Professor of yank Jewish historical past and Director of the Jewish reviews application, college of Pennsylvania Written by means of students who grew up after global conflict II and the Holocaust who participated in political struggles within the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies and who articulated some of the formative thoughts of recent Jewish experiences, this anthology offers a window into an period of social switch. those women and men are one of the best students of Jewish heritage, society and culture. The quantity is prepared round contested issues in American Jewish existence: the Holocaust and global struggle II, non secular pluralism and authenticity, intermarriage and Jewish continuity. therefore, it bargains one of many few possibilities for college kids to benefit approximately those debates from player scholars. Contributors:Hasia R. DinerArnold M. EisenSylvia Barack FishmanArthur GreenJeffrey GurockPaula E. HymanEgon MayerAlvin H. RosenfeldJonathan D. SarnaStephen J. Whitfield Deborah sprint Moore is Director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel middle for Judaic stories and Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of heritage on the college of Michigan.
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Heinze, Adapting to Abundance: Jewish Immigrants, Mass Consump- tion, and the Search for American Identity (New York: Columbia University Press, 1992), 68-85; Arthur Liebman, Jews and the Left (New York: John Wiley, 1979), When Jews Were GIs 41 261-62; Deborah Dash Moore, At Home in America: Second Generation New York Jews (New York: Columbia University Press, 1981), chap. 3; Susan A. Glenn, Daughters of the Shtetl: Life and Labor in the Immigrant Generation (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1990 ),177-82 .
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American Jewish Identity Politics by Deborah Dash Moore