By Larry Schweikart, Michael Patrick Allen
For the previous 3 many years, many heritage professors have allowed their biases to distort the way in which America’s earlier is taught. those intellectuals have hunted for situations of racism, sexism, and bigotry in our historical past whereas downplaying the greatness of America’s patriots and the achievements of “dead white men.”
As a end result, extra emphasis is put on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington; extra in regards to the internment of eastern american citizens in the course of global warfare II than approximately D-Day or Iwo Jima; extra at the risks we confronted from Joseph McCarthy than these we confronted from Josef Stalin.
A Patriot’s background of the United States corrects these doctrinaire biases. during this groundbreaking booklet, America’s discovery, founding, and improvement are reexamined with an appreciation for the weather of public advantage, own liberty, and personal estate that make this kingdom uniquely profitable. This publication deals a long-overdue acknowledgment of America’s precise and proud historical past.
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Of these nineteenth-century American alcohol manufacturers, only Isaac Rosskam and the Gerstley family were Jewish. It is unknown if they incorporated the star into their letterhead design because of its religious significance, or because it was a conventional practice for their trade. | 21 and they all pioneered beer production in places where local economies were too new and in flux for alcohol purveyance to be oriented around ethnic community. Such sites provided a relatively open arena for ambitious entrepreneurs, regardless of religious background or immigrant status.
Ledgers present a full range of attitudes toward Jewish businessmen in the American alcohol trade, and in fact trend toward positive assessments. This might come as a surprise not only to historians of the American Jewish experience, but also to historians who have studied the credit rating agency’s general ideological motivations. Its founder, Lewis Tappan, was an evangelical Christian and a temperance advocate, and made a point of hiring correspondents who shared his convictions. ”85 A more thorough examination of the ledgers, however, evinces no principled discrimination against urban alcohol businessmen of any region, religion, or ethnicity.
But throughout the late nineteenth century, Jews generally rejected the anti-alcohol movement. Like Sonneschein, they dismissed the movement’s claim that morally right-minded people never touched a drop, and pointed to themselves as proof that alcohol could be consumed in a spirit of self-restraint. Further, they protested that the movement’s demand for the legal prohibition of the manufacture and sale of alcohol imposed unjust restrictions on personal behavior and commercial enterprise. And they expressed horror at the gendered nature of temperance politics, insisting that the woman’s sphere did not include public demonstrations and acts of civil disobedience.
A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terror by Larry Schweikart, Michael Patrick Allen