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Writing a Modern Jewish History: Essays in Honor of Salo W. Baron

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In this insightful book, an eclectic and distinguished group of writers explore the Jewish experience in the Americas and celebrate the legacy of Salo Wittmayer Baron (1895and#150;1989), a preeminent scholar who revolutionized the study of Jewish history during his lengthy tenure at Columbia University.

Baronand#8217;s important ideas are reflected throughout these texts, which concern strategies for the continuous identity of a dispersed people. Featured essays discuss the meaning and significance of colonial portraits of American Jews; the history of an extraordinary group of Jews in the remote Amazon; the charitable fairs organized by Jewish women to raise money for various causes in nineteenth-century America; the place of Jews in postmodern American culture; the and#147;Jewish unconsciousand#8221; of the art critic Meyer Schapiro; and Salo Baronand#8217;s influence as a historian and teacher. A group of poems by Robert Pinsky accompanies the essays. Together these writings form a dynamic interplay of ideas that encourages readers to think deeply about Jewish history and identity.

About the Author

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is University Professor and Professor of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She is the author of Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage and coauthor ofand#160;Getting Comfortable in New York: The American Jewish Home, 1880and#150;1950.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300106770
Author:
Baron, Salo Wittmaye
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Essay by:
Heschel, Susannah
Essay by:
Hertzberg, Arthur
Essay:
Hertzberg, Arthur
Essay:
Heschel, Susannah
Editor:
Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara
Author:
Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Fine Arts
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Jewish - General
Subject:
Judaism - History
Subject:
Jews -- United States -- Identity.
Subject:
Jews -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Religion Western-Jewish History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17 b/w illus.
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in 1.2 lb

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