American Jewish History|
|Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies|
|Course Cluster: Jewish and Israel Studies|
This course will explore the history of Jews in the United States. Many topics will be considered including the circumstances of Jews; Europe before emigration, Jews in the economy and labor force, popular culture, diversity among Jews, political commitments (Zionism, liberalism, socialism, Communism, and, most recently, political conservatism), the evolution of Judaism, anti-Semitism, relations between Jews and other immigrants, African-Americans, and gentiles generally, the significance of the Holocaust in the United States, Jews in sports, literature, music, and film, and intermarriage.
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(HIST-MN)(SISP-Hist Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Jacob Rader Marcus, ed., THE JEW IN THE AMERICAN WORLD: A SOURCE BOOK, 1996
Hasia R. Diner, THE JEWS OF THE UNITED STATES, 1654 to 2000 (2004)
Milton Hindus, ed., THE JEWISH EAST SIDE, 1881-1924 (1996)
Marc Dollinger, QUESTION FOR INCLUSION: JEWS AND LIBERALISM IN MODERN AMERICA (2000)
Jack Salzman and Cornel West, eds., STRUGGLES IN THE PROMISED LAND: TOWARD A HISTORY OF BLACK-JEWISH RELATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES (1997)
J. Hoberman and Jeffrey Shandler, ENTERTAINING AMERICA: JEWS, MOVIES, AND BROADCASTING, 2003
Others to be added, including primary documents.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Mid-terem exam; research essay; weekly questions.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The course is open to all interested students; daily attendance is expected.
|Instructor(s): Schatz,Ronald W. Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: PAC422; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 32||SR major: 4||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 11||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 13||FR: 4|
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