Politics, Faith, and the Making of American Judaism
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]
The University of Michigan Press
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Jews (United States), Judaism (United States), Ethnic relations, 19th century
Jewish Studies | United States History
Adams, Peter, "Politics, Faith, and the Making of American Judaism" (2014). English Faculty Books. 38.