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ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY Dinnerstein, Leonard, Evans, Eli. From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America American Jewish History. New York: George Braziller, 2004. This book brings together an eminent group of Judaic scholars who take stock of American Jewish life, from the arrival of the first small group in Manhattan in 1654 to the present. The book examines a wide range of topics, including the early history of the American Jewish community and the various significant phases of Jewish immigration, which saw the initial group of twenty-three, burgeon into a thriving community of several million by the early twentieth century. Also addressed is the role of Jews in the Civil War and in World War II, anti-Semitism in America, the daily life and struggles of American Jewish women, and American Jews and politics. The essays are illustrated with items from the collection of the Library of Congress's Hebraic Section, among them the first Hebrew bible printed in America and the first Yiddish American cookbook, as well as selections of photographs, prints, diaries, maps, comics, and sheet music. Central to the Jewish experience in America is that country's…show more content…
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