By Howard M. Sachar
Monumental in scope and intensity, this vibrantly particular chronicle sweeps from New Amsterdam of 1654, the place Brazilian Jewish refugees validated a beachhead sooner or later big apple, to the Eighties crusade to resettle Soviet Jews within the usa. within the such a lot accomplished and revealing account up to now of the saga of yank Jewry, George Washington collage historian Sachar explores how Jews confronted the problem of maintaining their historical team identification inside a widening matrix of Americanization. He charts the contributions of Jews from the progressive warfare to the California Gold Rush of 1849 to hard work activism and Tin Pan Alley. He additionally profiles rankings of influential Jews starting from Samuel Gompers to Alfred Heinz (Henry) Kissinger. Sachar ( A historical past of Israel ) contains really incisive sections on American Jews' heated divisions over Zionism, the efforts to rescue Europe's Jews from Nazism, black-Jewish family members and the Jews' influence on American tradition. This soaking up narrative unfolds a superb epic of immigration, reputation, acculturation and reaffirmed id within the face of institutionalized discrimination.
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A History of the Jews in America by Howard M. Sachar