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Interpreting American Jewish history at museums and historic sites / Avi Y. Decter.
Title:
Interpreting American Jewish history at museums and historic sites / Avi Y. Decter.
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Publication:
Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; London : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
Publication Date:
2017
ISBN:
9781442264342

9781442264359
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-226) and index.
Contents:
Approaching American Jewish history: an introduction -- Getting started -- Across the ocean and across town: migration and mobility in American Jewish history / Joshua J. Furman -- Case studies: migration and mobility -- Family and festivals: Jewish domestic life -- Case studies: domestic life -- Diversity and responsibility: creating Jewish community -- Case studies: communal life -- Commerce and culture: shaping American culture -- Case studies: shaping American culture -- The Jewish encounter with discrimination, tolerance, and pluralism in the United States / Zev Eleff -- Case studies: discrimination and tolerance -- Jewish organizations as interpretive resources / Grace Cohen Grossman and Avi Y. Decter -- Toward next practice.
Abstract:
"Jews are part and parcel of American history. From colonial port cities to frontier outposts, from commercial and manufacturing centers to rural villages, and from metropolitan regions to constructed communities, Jews are found everywhere and throughout four centuries of American history. From the early 17th century to the present, the story of American Jews has been one of immigration, adjustment, and accomplishment, sometimes in the face of prejudice and discrimination. This, then, is a narrative of minority-majority relations, of evolving norms and traditions, of ongoing conversations about community and culture, identity and meaning. Interpreting American Jewish History at Museums and Historic Sites begins with a broad overview of American Jewish history in the context of a religious culture than extends back more than 3,000 years and which manifests itself in a variety of distinctive American forms. This is followed by five chapters, each looking at a major theme in American Jewish history: movement, home life, community, prejudice, and culture."--Publisher's description.
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text
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volume
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English
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