American Jewish History, 1492-2001|
Spring 2013 not offered
|Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies|
This course will explore the history of Jews in the United States, reaching back to the colonial period but emphasizing the 19th and 20th centuries. We will discuss a wide variety of issues including immigration; business; living conditions; popular culture; religious practices; intergroup relations and prejudices; 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)(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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