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American Jewry and the Civil War
By Bertram Wallace Korn
Jewish Publications Society: 2001
ISBN: 0827607385

Book Description:

In 1850, when the nation had passed boldly through a period of territorial expansion, there were about 50,000 Jews. During the decade 1850-1860, the numbers of Jews in America almost tripled. American Jewry and the Civil War looks at the Jew of the time -- and some of the major events that forged the community.

From the Publisher

This book has long been considered a classic text on the Jewish role in early American history—on the Jewish community as a whole during the tumultuous years of the war, and on its effort to raise the concept of human rights and equality above restrictions based on race or religion.

This extensive volume features a new foreword and new afterword, as well as an author's preface to the original edition, an author's preface to the first paperback edition (1961), an epilogue, four appendixes, notes, a bibliography, and an index.


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