A Cultural History of Jews in California: The Jewish Role in American Life: An Annual Review

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A Cultural History of Jews in California: The Jewish Role in American Life: An Annual Review
Paperback
Purdue University Press
Casden Institute
02/02/2010
128pp
7
Jewish Studies
English
6.00" x 9.00"
1557535647
9781557535641
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Book Description

There are two aspects of this volume that merit special notice. First, the aim of the collection of essays and studies in this volume is intended to stress the cultural aspects of the Jewish experience of coming up to and living in the Golden State. Second, while this volume looks at the Jewish experience in California in general - nonetheless, particular emphasis is placed on Southern California, where the Casden Institute is situated. Contents: Isaias Hellman and the Creation of California (Frances Dinkelspiel); A Twice-Told Journey: Sarah Newmark in the Russian Polish Shtetl: How a Jewish California Matron Confronted Her European Heritage (Karen S. Wilson ); Postscript: The Western States Jewish History Archives (Gladys Sturman and David Epstein); From Civic Defense to Civil Rights: The Growth of Jewish American Interracial Civil Rights Activism in Los Angeles (Shana Bernstein); The Third Temple: Iranian Jews and the Blessings of Exile - A personal Memoir (Gina Nahai); Jewish Homegrown History: In the Golden State and Beyond (Marsha Kinder).

About the Editor(s):

William Deverell, a historian of the 19th and 20th century American West, has published numerous books and papers on the history of California and the American West. Recent books include "Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles and the Remaking of its Mexican Past," which examines the historical relationship between the growth of Los Angeles and Southern California's complex history of racial and ethnic conflict and accommodation.

Bruce Zuckerman is a professor of Religion at USC, teaching courses in the Hebrew Bible, the Bible in Western Literature, the Ancient Near East, and Archaeology. Professor Zuckerman received his Ph.D. in ancient Near Eastern Languages from Yale University.

Lisa Ansell is Associate Director of the Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life at the University of Southern California. She received her BA in French and Near East Studies from UCLA and her MA in Middle East Studies from Harvard University. She was the Chair of the World Language Department of New Community Jewish High School for five years before coming to USC in August, 2007.