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Interpreting American Jewish History at Museums and Historic Sites (Interpreting History) (Paperback)
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Interpreting American Jewish History at Museums and Historic Sites begins with a broad overview of American Jewish history in the context of a religious culture than extends back more than 3,000 years and which manifests itself in a variety of distinctive American forms. Five chapters examine key themes in American Jewish history: movement, home life, community, prejudice, and culture. Each thematic chapter is followed by a series of case studies that describe and analyze a variety of projects by historical organizations to interpret American Jewish life and culture for general public audiences. The last two chapters of the book are a history of Jewish collections and Jewish museums in North America and a look at “next practice,” intended to promote continuous innovation, new thinking, and programming that is responsive to ever-changing circumstances.
Number of Pages: 230
Genre: Business + Money Management
Series Title: Interpreting History
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Author: Avi Y. Decter
Street Date: November 16, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-2869
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