6 edition of First facts in American Jewish history found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-377) and index.
|LC Classifications||E184.J5 L5738 1996|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xviii, 398 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||398|
|LC Control Number||96001791|
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Discover these and more than other "firsts" in First Facts in American Jewish History: From to the Present. Each short, self-contained chapter of this meticulously researched volume provides a unique look at the American Jewish experience.
Arranged in approximate chronological order are first times, first places, first institutions, first people, and first : Hardcover. Jewish Influences This remarkable book lists the "firsts" in American Jewish history--from the first Jewish settlers, who arrived with Columbus to the first Jewish astronaut, Judith Resnick.
By focusing on vignettes about significant people and events, Levitan presents this fascinating history of American Jews in an interesting Range: $ - $ Presenting the American Jewish historical experience from its communal beginnings to the present through documents, photographs, and other illustrations, many of which have never before been published, this entirely new collection of source materials complements existing textbooks on American Jewish history with an organization and pedagogy that reflect the latest historiographical 4/5(3).
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