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Jews and the Civil War - by Jonathan D Sarna & Adam D Mendelsohn (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 445

Genre: History

Sub-Genre: United States

Format: Paperback

Publisher: New York University Press

Age Range: Adult

Author: Jonathan D Sarna & Adam D Mendelsohn

Language: English

Street Date: September 1, 2011
TCIN: 79134906
UPC: 9780814771136
Item Number (DPCI): 247-12-3590
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


At least 8,000 Jewish soldiers fought for the Union and Confederacy during the Civil War. A few served together in Jewish companies while most fought alongside Christian comrades. Yet even as they stood "shoulder-to-shoulder" on the front lines, they encountered unique challenges.
In Jews and the Civil War, Jonathan D. Sarna and Adam Mendelsohn assemble for the first time the foremost scholarship on Jews and the Civil War, little known even to specialists in the field. These accessible and far-ranging essays from top scholars are grouped into seven thematic sections--Jews and Slavery, Jews and Abolition, Rabbis and the March to War, Jewish Soldiers during the Civil War, The Home Front, Jews as a Class, and Aftermath--each with an introduction by the editors. Together they reappraise the impact of the war on Jews in the North and the South, offering a rich and fascinating portrait of the experience of Jewish soldiers and civilians from the home front to the battle front.

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