Jews & America|
Fall 2018 not offered
|Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies|
This course will investigate why Jews came to America and how they and their children adapted to their new home. It will explore American Jews' relations with other groups, including the Irish Americans, African Americans and the white Anglo-Saxon Protestant elite, and Jews in other parts of the world. Finally, the course will consider Jews' quite significant impact on the American economy, politics, society, and culture. Although it will begin with the colonial era, the course will focus primarily on the 19th and especially the 20th centuries.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CJS)(HIST-MN)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Hasia R. Diner, A New Promised Land: A History of Jews in America (2000, 2003)
Philip Roth, The Plot against America (2004)
Jack Salzman and Cornell West, eds., Struggles in the Promised Land: Toward a History of
Black-Jewish Relations in the United States (1997)
Art Spiegelman, Maus: A Survivor┐s Tale, vol. 2 (1997)
Other history books and articles, primary sources, and literature and film.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three essays and a research essay (10-15 pp) or final exam (student choice) .
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Regular attendance and contribution to discussion