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By Howard M. Sachar

ISBN-10: 0804150524

ISBN-13: 9780804150521

Spanning 350 years of Jewish adventure during this kingdom, A heritage of the Jews in the USA is an important chronicle via the writer of The process glossy Jewish History.

With outstanding scholarship and a riveting feel of aspect, Howard M. Sachar tells the tales of Spanish marranos and Russian refugees, of noblemen and threadbare social revolutionaries, of philanthropists and Hollywood moguls. whilst, he elucidates the grand subject matters of the Jewish come across with the US, from the bigotry of a Christian majority to the tensions between Jews of alternative origins and ideology, and from the fight for attractiveness to the ambivalence of assimilation.

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