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American Jewish History (JPS Guide)

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This JPS Guide chronicles the extraordinary history of American Jewry. Finkelstein tells the dramatic 350-year story of the people and events that shaped the lives of today’s American Jews. Divided into six time periods, American Jewish History describes Jewish life from the time of the early settlers, to the period of massive immigration that flooded the cities, to the incredible growth of Jews in positions of influence in business, politics, and the arts. This is a story of a people who affected not only the lives of Jews in the U.S. today, but also the course of American history itself. There are over 70 black and white photographs, maps, and charts and more than 120 feature boxes and biographies throughout, as well as timelines, notes, a bibliography, and index. Finkelstein has made the saga of American Jewry much more than a compilation of historical facts. This is wonderfully stimulating journey—a worthwhile adventure for readers of all ages.

  • Introduces the people and events that shaped the lives of today’s American Jews
  • Provides an overview of American Jewish history for contemporary readers that puts the past in perspective
  • Describes Jewish life from the time of the early settlers to the present day
  • Mid-1300s–1654: Before the Beginning
  • 1654–1812: The Earliest Settlers
  • 1813–1880: Settling In
  • 1881–1913: The Great Wave
  • 1914–1948: From Home to Homeland
  • 1948–present: Into the Mainstream

In the Logos edition, these volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Norman H. Finkelstein is the author of American Jewish History: A JPS Guide, Forged in Freedom, Heeding the Call, and Remember Not to Forget: A Memory of the Holocaust.

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