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Mordecai Noah, whose writings span from the 1800s to the 1840s, is the first important Jewish writer to appear on the American scene. In his own time, he was ranked with Washington Irving and James Fenimore Cooper as among the finest writers of the day. Noah is primarily known today as the visionary who proposed a Jewish homeland, to be called Ararat in upstate New York. But Noah also had a political career which was equally colorful. As American Consul to Tunis, Noah's plan to rescue American sailors held by the Barbary states nearly led to his own imprisonment and death. As Sheriff of New York, Noah freed all debtors when Yellow Fever broke out in the prisons, thereby becoming liable for a small fortune.

This volume is the first modern selection of Noah's writings and includes not only some of Noah's better known works such as She Would Be a Soldier (1819), one of the most admired plays of its day, and Discourse on the Restoration of the Jews (1845), Noah's early plea for the establishment of a Jewish homeland in the Middle East. This volume also includes the first complete modern edition of the Ararat proclamation and speech (1825), detailing Noah's utopian scheme for a Jewish homeland in New York; also printed for the first time since its original publication is Noah's recently discovered tract, Address…to Aid in the Erection of the Temple at Jerusalem (1849). Schuldiner and Kleinfeld provide discussions of Noah's life and context for his writings as well as a selected bibliography of key writings by and about Mordecai Noah.

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Asserts that Mordecai Manuel (1785-1851) is worth reading despite being hardly known today outside of his abortive venture in 1824 to build a Jewish homeland (Ararat) on Grand Island, upstate New York. The editors' introduction to his historical drama, 15 selections from (1820), and Jewish advocacy speeches reveals a writer deemed in his day the literary peer of James Fenimore Cooper and Washington Irving, as well as being an influential politician/statesman.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Brings together the major writings of America's first important Jewish writer.

Synopsis:

Mordecai Noah, whose writings span from the 1800s to the 1840s, is the first important Jewish-American writer to appear on the American scene. Schuldiner and Kleinfeld bring together the first modern collection of Noah's writings. Introductions and essays by Schuldinerand Kleinfeld provide discussions of Noah's life and context for his writings.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-167) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Michael Schuldiner

Mordecai Manuel Noah by Daniel J. Kleinfeld

Noah's Drama

Mordecai Noah's "She Would Be a Soldier" by Michael Schuldiner

Noah's Social Commentary and Jewish Advocacy

Staging a Nation: Moudecai Noah and the Early Republic by Daniel J. Kleinfeld

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313310447
Author:
Schuldiner, Michael J.
Publisher:
Praeger
Editor:
Schuldiner, Michael
Author:
Kleinfeld, Daniel J.
Author:
Noah, M. M.
Author:
Schuldiner, Michael
Author:
Kleinfeld, Daniel
Location:
Westport, Conn.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Jewish authors
Subject:
Grand Island
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) Biography.
Subject:
Jews -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Series:
Contributions in American studies,
Series Volume:
GTR-386no. 107
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
1.10 in.

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"Synopsis" by , Mordecai Noah, whose writings span from the 1800s to the 1840s, is the first important Jewish-American writer to appear on the American scene. Schuldiner and Kleinfeld bring together the first modern collection of Noah's writings. Introductions and essays by Schuldinerand Kleinfeld provide discussions of Noah's life and context for his writings.
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