City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York, 3-Volume Box Set (City of Promises)

Editat de Deborah Dash Moore
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en Limba Engleză Hardback – 10 Sep 2012

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New York Jews, so visible and integral to the culture, economy and politics of America’s greatest city, have eluded the grasp of historians for decades. Surprisingly, no comprehensive history of New York Jews has ever been written. City of Promises, a three volume set of original research, pioneers a path-breaking interpretation of a Jewish urban community at once the largest in Jewish history and the most important in the modern world.Volume I, Haven of Liberty: New York Jews in the New World, 1654 –1865, by Howard Rock, chronicles the arrival of the first Jews to New York (then New Amsterdam) in 1654 and highlights their political and economic challenges. Overcoming significant barriers, colonial and republican Jews in New York laid the foundations for the development of a thriving community.Volume II, Emerging Metropolis: New York Jews in the Age of Immigration, 1840 –1920, written by Annie Polland and Daniel Soyer, describes New York’s transformation into a Jewish city. Focusing on the urban Jewish built environment - its tenements and banks, synagogues and shops, department stores and settlement houses - it conveys the extraordinary complexity of Jewish immigrant society.Volume III, Jews in Gotham: New York Jews in a Changing City, 1920 –2010, by Jeffrey S. Gurock, highlights neighborhood life as the city’s distinctive feature. New York retained its preeminence as the capital of American Jews because of deep roots in local worlds that supported vigorous political, religious, and economic diversity.Each volume includes a “visual essay” by art historian Diana Linden interpreting aspects of life for New York’s Jews from their arrival until today. These illustrated sections, many in colour, illuminate Jewish material culture and feature reproductions of early colonial portraits, art, and architecture, as well as everyday culture and community.Overseen by noted scholar Deborah Dash Moore, City of Promises offers the largest Jewish city in the world, in the United States, and in Jewish history its first comprehensive history.
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ISBN-13: 9780814717318
ISBN-10: 0814717314
Pagini: 1108
Dimensiuni: 165 x 249 x 87 mm
Greutate: 2.58 kg
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"[There is] a need for well researched volumes dealing with the importance of New York Jewry to the American Jewish, as well as the American, experiences.... It has been a long time coming.” Leo Hershkowitz, Queens College

“This three-volume history of Jews in New York City is a landmark study and a remarkable work of synthesis… [an] extraordinary effort and scholarship [is] reflected in these volumes. One can only hope that this three-volume history of Jews in New York will serve as a model for future studies about Jews in other American cities.” - Tobias Brinkmann (Penn State University), H-Judaic