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Jews of the South : selected essays from the Southern Jewish Historical Society

Edited by: ProctorWith: Malcom Stern
Product Code: H094
ISBN: 9780865541023
Product Format: Hardback
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Concerning the historical relationships of the Jews to the American South, there are at least two opposing views. One historian concludes that “everywhere [the Jew is] the eternal alien; and in the South [he is] especially so.” Another historian finds that “Jews [in the South are] not aliens in the Promised Land, but blood-and-bones part of the South itself—Jewish Southerners.” We are becoming increasingly aware that the second is the more correct of those two views. One reason for this increased awareness is the work of the Southern Jewish Historical Society, formed in May 1977. Following an initial conference on the Southern Jewish experience in Raleigh in May 1978, the Society has had a cycle of annual fall conferences—Savannah in 1978; Charleston in 1979; Jacksonville in 1980; Mobile in 1981; New Orleans in 1982; and Atlanta in 1983. The present volume is composed of essays selected from those conferences. These essays amply demonstrate the importance of the Jewish experience in the South. For those who would understand the Southern Jewish experience, or the Jewish Southern experience, here is a place to begin. Contents: “Jews and Gentiles in a South Georgia Town,” by Louis Schmier “Moses Elias Levy and Attempts to Colonize Florida,” by Joseph Garrity Adler “Penina Moise, Southern Jewish Poetess,” by Solomon Briebart “Rabbi Bernard C. Ehrenreich: A Northern Progressive Goes South,” by Harold S. Wechsler “The Sheftalls of Savannah: Colonial Leaders and Founding Fathers of Georgia Judaism,” by John McKay Sheftall “Reminiscences of Joseph Joel in Europe and America,” by Myron Berman “Eugenia Levy Phillips: The Civil War Experiences of a Southern Jewish Woman,” by David T. Morgan “Philip Phillips, Jurist and Statesman,” by David T. Morgan “Ludwig Lewisohn: Up the Literary Stream from Charleston and Beyond,” by Daniel Walden
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