American Jewish History: 1492-2001|
Spring 2011 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations, Jewish and Israel Studies|
This course considers the successive waves of Jewish immigrants who have come to colonies in North America and the United States, how they and their descendants have fared, and their role in the larger society. Among the issues weżll look at are these: the reasons for migration; philo-Semitic and anti-Semitic attitudes of Gentiles in America; where Jews settled, why, and their role in the economy; the rise of Reform Judaism and the Orthodox response; cultural clashes between German and East European Jews; participation in political movements, including socialism, Zionism, civil rights, feminism, and neo-conservatism; responses to Czarist Russia, the Balfour Declaration, the Russian Revolution, Nazi Germany, and Israel; distinctive cultural contributions to genres ranging from music and novels to sports, comics, and film; and changing family and social practices.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(HIST-MN)(SISP-Hist Conc)
subject to change)
Hasia R. Diner, The Jews of the United States, 1654 to 2000 (2004)
Paul Mendes-Flohr and Jehuda Reinharz, eds., The Jews in the Modern World
A Documentary History 2nd Edition (1995)
Irving Howe, World of Our Fathers (1976)
Debroah Dash Moore, At Home in America: Second Generation New York Jews (1981)
Henry L. Feingold, The Politics of Rescue: The Roosevelt Administration and the Holocaust, 1938-1945 (1970)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Mid-term exam; research essay; weekly questions.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The course is open to all interested students; daily attendance is expected.
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