American Jewish History, 1492-2001|
Fall 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)
Hasia R. Diner, THE JEWS OF THE UNITED STATES, 1654 TO 2000 (2004);
Excerpts from: Jules Chametzky, et. al., JEWISH AMERICAN LITERATURE: A NORTON ANTHOLOGY (2001)
Paul Mendes-Flohr and Jehuda Reinharz, ed., THE JEW IN THE MODERN WORLD: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY
IRVING HOWE, WORLD OF OUR FATHERS (1976)
Marge Feiris and Mark Grenberg, JEWISH ROOTS IN SOUTHERN SOIL: A NEW HISTORY (2006)
Plus primary documents including music and excerpts from the work of I.L. Peretz, Abraham Cahan, Anzia Yezierska, Philip Roth, Art Spiegelman, Elie Wisel, and others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Mid-term essay, research essay (10-15 pp), six one-page response papers.
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