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American Jewish History, 1492-2001

HIST 210
Fall 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 223
Certificates: International Relations, Jewish and Israel Studies

Relying in large part on primary documents and literary works, this course will explore the history of Jews in the United States, dating back to the colonial period but emphasizing the 19th and 20th centuries. We will discuss a wide variety of issues, including: immigration patterns, business roles, living conditions, participation in popular culture, religious practices, intergroup relations and prejudices, radical and mainstream politics, marriage with non-Jews, life in the South, the impact of developments in Germany, Russia, and the Middle East on American Jews, and their connections with Jews in other parts of the world.

Essential Capabilities: Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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