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Strangers in the Land: Blacks, Jews, Post-Holocaust America

The importance of blacks for Jews and Jews for blacks in conceiving of themselves as Americans, when both remained outsiders to the privileges of full citizenship, is a matter of voluminous but perplexing record. A monumental work of literary criticism and cultural history, Strangers in the Land draws upon politics, sociology, law, religion, and popular culture to illuminate a vital, highly conflicted interethnic partnership over the course of a century.

Black Power Jewish Politics

Pub Date : 2018-06-05 | Author : Marc Dollinger | Publisher : Brandeis University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781512602586
ISBN 13 : 1512602582

Marc Dollinger charts the transformation of American Jewish political culture from the Cold War liberal consensus of the early postwar years to the rise and influence of Black Powe..

Klezmer America

Pub Date : 2008-01 | Author : Jonathan Freedman | Publisher : Columbia University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780231142786
ISBN 13 : 0231142781

Klezmer is a continually evolving musical tradition that grows out of Eastern European Jewish culture, and its changes reflect Jews' interaction with other groups as well as their ..

Imagining Each Other

Pub Date : 2000-08-24 | Author : Ethan Goffman | Publisher : SUNY Press

ISBN 10 : 0791446778
ISBN 13 : 9780791446775

Explores the complex ways in which Blacks and Jews have portrayed each other in recent American literature...

Frederick Douglass And Herman Melville

Pub Date : 2012-09-01 | Author : Robert S. Levine | Publisher : UNC Press Books

ISBN 10 : 9781469606699
ISBN 13 : 1469606690

Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) and Herman Melville (1819-1891) addressed in their writings a range of issues that continue to resonate in American culture: the reach and limits of ..

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