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American Judaism (Chicago History of American Civilization)

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Publisher Comments:

First published in 1957, Nathan Glazer's classic, historical study of Judaism in America has been described by the New York Times Book Review as "a remarkable story . . . told briefly and clearly by an objective historical mind, yet with a fine combination of sociological insight and religious sensitivity."

Glazer's new introduction describes the drift away from the popular equation of American Judaism with liberalism during the last two decades and considers the threat of divisiveness within American Judaism. Glazer also discusses tensions between American Judaism and Israel as a result of a revivified Orthodoxy and the disillusionment with liberalism.

"American Judaism has been arguably the best known and most used introduction to the study of the Jewish religion in the United States. . . . It is an inordinately clear-sighted work that can be read with much profit to this day."—American Jewish History (1987)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references.

About the Author

Nathan Glazer is professor emeritus of education and sociology at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Introduction, 1989

I. Introduction

II. Beginnings of American Judaism, 1654-1825

III. The German Immigration and the Shaping of Reform, 1825-94

IV. Reformers and Conservatives, 1880-1900

V. The East European Migration, 1880-1900

VI. Judaism and Jewishness, 1920-45

VII. The Jewish Revival, 1945-56

VIII. The Religion of American Jews

IX. Epilogue

Appendix. Declaration of Principles Adopted by a Group of Reform Rabbis at Pittsburgh, 1885

Notes

Important Dates

Suggested Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226298436
Editor:
Boorstin, Daniel J.
Author:
Boorstin, Daniel J.
Author:
Glazer, Nathan
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Jewish
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Judaism - History
Subject:
United States Religion.
Subject:
Jews -- United States -- Social conditions.
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Chicago History of American Civilization (Paperback)
Series Volume:
v. 791
Publication Date:
19880331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
244
Dimensions:
7.92x5.22x.56 in. .59 lbs.

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