Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | April 11, 2014

Paul Laudiero: IMG Shit Rough Draft



I was sitting in a British and Irish romantic drama class my last semester in college when the idea for Shit Rough Drafts hit me. I was working... Continue »
  1. $9.07 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$88.25
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Religion Western- Jewish History

The Jews and the Nation: Revolution, Emancipation, State Formation, and the Liberal Paradigm in America and France

by

The Jews and the Nation: Revolution, Emancipation, State Formation, and the Liberal Paradigm in America and France Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This book is the first systematic comparison of the civic integration of Jews in the United States and France--specifically, from the two countries' revolutions through the American republic and the Napoleonic era (1775-1815). Frederic Jaher develops a vehicle for a broader and uniquely rich analysis of French and American nation-building and political culture. He returns grand theory to historical scholarship by examining the Jewish encounter with state formation and Jewish acquisition of civic equality from the perspective of the "paradigm of liberal inclusiveness" as formulated by Alexis de Tocqueville and Louis Hartz.

Jaher argues that the liberal paradigm worked for American Jews but that France's illiberal impulses hindered its Jewish population in acquiring full civic rights. He also explores the relevance of the Tocqueville-Hartz theory for other marginalized groups, particularly blacks and women in France and America. However, the experience of these groups suggests that the theory has its limits.

A central issue of this penetrating study is whether a state with democratic-liberal pretensions (America) can better protect the rights of marginalized enclaves than can a state with authoritarian tendencies (France). The Tocqueville-Hartz thesis has become a major issue in political science, and this book marks the first time it has been tested in a historical study. The Jews and the Nation returns a unifying theory to a discipline fragmented by microtopical scholarship.

Synopsis:

"This is a finely delineated investigation of the dynamics of inclusiveness and differentiation, primarily in America and secondarily in France during the overlapping eras of their respective revolutions. Jaher seeks to regain a grand narrative perspective of American history through a comparison of two variants of nation-building. The fundamental thesis is robust, and the demonstration is arresting. . ."--Seymour Drescher, author of The Mighty Experiment and From Slavery to Freedom

Synopsis:

This book is the first systematic comparison of the civic integration of Jews in the United States and France--specifically, from the two countries' revolutions through the American republic and the Napoleonic era (1775-1815). Frederic Jaher develops a vehicle for a broader and uniquely rich analysis of French and American nation-building and political culture. He returns grand theory to historical scholarship by examining the Jewish encounter with state formation and Jewish acquisition of civic equality from the perspective of the "paradigm of liberal inclusiveness" as formulated by Alexis de Tocqueville and Louis Hartz.

Jaher argues that the liberal paradigm worked for American Jews but that France's illiberal impulses hindered its Jewish population in acquiring full civic rights. He also explores the relevance of the Tocqueville-Hartz theory for other marginalized groups, particularly blacks and women in France and America. However, the experience of these groups suggests that the theory has its limits.

A central issue of this penetrating study is whether a state with democratic-liberal pretensions (America) can better protect the rights of marginalized enclaves than can a state with authoritarian tendencies (France). The Tocqueville-Hartz thesis has become a major issue in political science, and this book marks the first time it has been tested in a historical study. The Jews and the Nation returns a unifying theory to a discipline fragmented by microtopical scholarship.

Table of Contents

PREFACE ix

PART I: Introduction 1

CHAPTER 1: The Prospect 3

CHAPTER 2: The Nation 33

PART II: The Account 57

CHAPTER 3: The French Experience I:The Revolution and Its Republic 59

CHAPTER 4: The French Experience II:Napoleon and the First Empire 103

CHAPTER 5: The American Experience 138

PART III: Conclusion 173

CHAPTER 6: The Argument 175

CHAPTER 7: The Outcome 220

NOTES 239

INDEX 285

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691096490
Author:
Jaher, Frederic Cople
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Minorities
Subject:
France
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Multiculturalism
Subject:
Liberalism
Subject:
National characteristics, french
Subject:
Jewish - General
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Jewish studies
Subject:
American history
Subject:
European History
Subject:
France Ethnic relations.
Subject:
Religion Western-Jewish History
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 87
Publication Date:
November 2002
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 21 oz

Other books you might like

  1. Race and Homicide in... New Trade Paper $22.50
  2. Planter's Prospect : Privilege and... Used Trade Paper $32.00
  3. Muscular Christianity : Manhood and... Used Trade Paper $21.00
  4. A Nation of Agents: The American... New Hardcover $82.75
  5. Heaven Below : Early Pentecostals... Used Trade Paper $13.00
  6. A Question of Justice: New South... Used Hardcover $9.95

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Geography » General
History and Social Science » World History » France » General
Religion » Judaism » History
Religion » Judaism » Jewish History

The Jews and the Nation: Revolution, Emancipation, State Formation, and the Liberal Paradigm in America and France New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$88.25 In Stock
Product details 312 pages Princeton University Press - English 9780691096490 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "This is a finely delineated investigation of the dynamics of inclusiveness and differentiation, primarily in America and secondarily in France during the overlapping eras of their respective revolutions. Jaher seeks to regain a grand narrative perspective of American history through a comparison of two variants of nation-building. The fundamental thesis is robust, and the demonstration is arresting. . ."--Seymour Drescher, author of The Mighty Experiment and From Slavery to Freedom
"Synopsis" by , This book is the first systematic comparison of the civic integration of Jews in the United States and France--specifically, from the two countries' revolutions through the American republic and the Napoleonic era (1775-1815). Frederic Jaher develops a vehicle for a broader and uniquely rich analysis of French and American nation-building and political culture. He returns grand theory to historical scholarship by examining the Jewish encounter with state formation and Jewish acquisition of civic equality from the perspective of the "paradigm of liberal inclusiveness" as formulated by Alexis de Tocqueville and Louis Hartz.

Jaher argues that the liberal paradigm worked for American Jews but that France's illiberal impulses hindered its Jewish population in acquiring full civic rights. He also explores the relevance of the Tocqueville-Hartz theory for other marginalized groups, particularly blacks and women in France and America. However, the experience of these groups suggests that the theory has its limits.

A central issue of this penetrating study is whether a state with democratic-liberal pretensions (America) can better protect the rights of marginalized enclaves than can a state with authoritarian tendencies (France). The Tocqueville-Hartz thesis has become a major issue in political science, and this book marks the first time it has been tested in a historical study. The Jews and the Nation returns a unifying theory to a discipline fragmented by microtopical scholarship.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.