Politics, Faith, and the Making of American Judaism

Title

Politics, Faith, and the Making of American Judaism

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Description

In 1862, in the only instance of a Jewish expulsion in America, General Ulysses S. Grant banished Jewish citizens from the region under his military command. Although the order was quickly revoked by President Lincoln, it represented growing anti-Semitism in America. Convinced that assimilation was their best defense, Jews sought to Americanize by shedding distinctive dress, occupations, and religious rituals… In Politics, Faith, and the Making of American Judaism, Peter Adams recounts the history of the American Jewish Community’s assimilation efforts, organization, and political mobilization in the late 19th century, as political and cultural imperatives crafted a new, American brand of Judaism. [From Amazon.com]

ISBN

9780472052059

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

The University of Michigan Press

City

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Keywords

Jews (United States), Judaism (United States), Ethnic relations, 19th century

Disciplines

Jewish Studies | United States History