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Jewish Radicals: A Documentary Reader

Jewish Radicals: A Documentary Reader

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Jewish Radicals explores the intertwined histories of Jews and the American Left through a rich variety of primary documents. Written in English and Yiddish, these documents reflect the entire spectrum of radical opinion, from anarchism to social democracy, Communism to socialist-Zionism. Rank-and-file activists, organizational leaders, intellectuals, and commentators, from within the Jewish community and beyond, all have their say. Their stories crisscross the Atlantic, spanning from the United States to Europe and British-ruled Palestine.

The documents illuminate in fascinating detail the efforts of large numbers of Jews to refashion themselves as they confronted major problems of the twentieth century: poverty, anti-semitism, the meaning of American national identity, war, and totalitarianism. In this comprehensive sourcebook, the story of Jewish radicals over seven decades is told for the first time in their own words.

Author: Tony Michels
Publisher: New York University Press
Published: 07/09/2012
Pages: 360
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 9.00h x 5.90w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9780814757444

Review Citation(s):
Choice 11/01/2012

About the Author
Michels, Tony: - Tony Michels is George L. Mosse Associate Professor of American Jewish History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author of A Fire in Their Hearts: Yiddish Socialists in New York (2005).

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