American Jewish History, 1492-2001|
Spring 2012 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations, Jewish and Israel Studies|
Relying in large part on primary documents and literary works, this course will explore the history of Jews in the United States, dating back to the colonial period but emphasizing the 19th and 20th centuries. We will discuss a wide variety of issues, including: immigration patterns, business roles, living conditions, participation in popular culture, religious practices, intergroup relations and prejudices, radical and mainstream politics, marriage with non-Jews, life in the South, the impact of developments in Germany, Russia, and the Middle East on American Jews, and their connections with Jews in other parts of the world.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CJST-MN)(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)
|Examination 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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