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A Century Of Jewish Life In Dixie

Author : Mark Elovitz
ISBN : 9780817350215
Genre : History
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First published in 1973, Elovitz provides the first substantial history of the Jews in the industrial south, starting with the establishment of the Jewish community in Birmingham, Alabama, during Reconstruction and continuing through the 1970s.
Category: History

The American Synagogue

Author : Kerry M. Olitzky
ISBN : 0313288569
Genre : History
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The first reference source that documents the history and development of individual synagogues in the United States and Canada.
Category: History

United States Jewry 1776 1985

Author : Jacob Rader Marcus
ISBN : 9780814344729
Genre : Social Science
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The third volume covers the period from 1860 to 1920, beginning with the Jews, slavery, and the Civil War, and concluding with the rise of Reform Judaism.
Category: Social Science

Community And Polity

Author : Daniel Judah Elazar
ISBN : 082760565X
Genre : Social Science
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An update and revision of the original 1976 edition. This study presents a two-fold discussion: a basic survey of the structure and functions of the American Jewish community, and a suggestion as to how that community should be understood as a body politic, a collective unit that is not a state but is no less real from a political perspective.
Category: Social Science

Alabama In The Twentieth Century

Author : Wayne Flynt
ISBN : 9780817314309
Genre : History
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A multifaceted study of Alabama's history over the course of the twentieth century features chapters on politics, education, women, religion, the arts, the military, and other vital topics, covering both Alabama's triumphs and low points.
Category: History

Judaism In America

Author : Marc Lee Raphael
ISBN : 9780231512442
Genre : Religion
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Jews have been a religious and cultural presence in America since the colonial era, and the community of Jews in the United States today—some six million people—continues to make a significant contribution to the American religious landscape. Emphasizing developments in American Judaism in the last quarter century among active participants in Jewish worship, this book provides both a look back into the 350-year history of Judaic life and a well-crafted portrait of a multifaceted tradition today. Combining extensive research into synagogue archival records and secondary sources as well as interviews and observations of worship services at more than a hundred Jewish congregations across the country, Raphael's study distinguishes itself as both a history of the Judaic tradition and a witness to the vitality and variety of contemporary American Judaic life. Beginning with a chapter on beliefs, festivals, and life-cycle events, both traditional and non-traditional, and an explanation of the enormous variation in practice, Raphael then explores Jewish history in America, from the arrival of the first Jews to the present, highlighting the emergence and development of the four branches: Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Reform. After documenting the considerable variety among the branches, the book addresses issues of some controversy, notably spirituality, conversion, homosexuality, Jewish education, synagogue architecture, and the relationship to Israel. Raphael turns next to a discussion of eight American Jews whose thoughts and/or activities made a huge impact on American Judaism. The final chapter focuses on the return to tradition in every branch of Judaism and examines prospects for the future.
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But For Birmingham

Author : Glenn T. Eskew
ISBN : 0807846678
Genre : History
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Historian Glenn Eskew describes the changing face of Birmingham's civil rights campaign, from the politics of accommodation practiced by the city's black bourgeoisie in the 1950s to local pastor Fred L. Shuttlesworth's groundbreaking use of nonviolent direct action to challenge segregation during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Maps, notes, bibliography, index. 25 illustrations.
Category: History

The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Author : Samuel S. Hill
ISBN : 9780807877166
Genre : Reference
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Evangelical Protestant groups have dominated religious life in the South since the early nineteenth century. Even as the conservative Protestantism typically associated with the South has risen in social and political prominence throughout the United States in recent decades, however, religious culture in the South itself has grown increasingly diverse. The region has seen a surge of immigration from other parts of the United States as well as from Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East, bringing increased visibility to Catholicism, Islam, and Asian religions in the once solidly Protestant Christian South. In this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, contributors have revised entries from the original Encyclopedia on topics ranging from religious broadcasting to snake handling and added new entries on such topics as Asian religions, Latino religion, New Age religion, Islam, Native American religion, and social activism. With the contributions of more than 60 authorities in the field--including Paul Harvey, Loyal Jones, Wayne Flynt, and Samuel F. Weber--this volume is an accessibly written, up-to-date reference to religious culture in the American South.
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Dixie Diaspora

Author : Mark K. Bauman
ISBN : 0817315047
Genre : History
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This book is an anthology of essays designed to introduce readers to key issues in this growing field of scholarship and to encourage further study. Divided into five sections - 'Jews and Judaism,' 'Small Town Life,' 'Business and Governance,' 'Interactio
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