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American Jewish History: 1492-2001

HIST 210
Fall 2010
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 223
Certificates: International Relations, Jewish and Israel Studies

This course considers the successive waves of Jewish immigrants who have come to colonies in North America and the United States, how they and their descendants have fared, and their role in the larger society. Among the issues weżll look at are these: the reasons for migration; philo-Semitic and anti-Semitic attitudes of Gentiles in America; where Jews settled, why, and their role in the economy; the rise of Reform Judaism and the Orthodox response; cultural clashes between German and East European Jews; participation in political movements, including socialism, Zionism, civil rights, feminism, and neo-conservatism; responses to Czarist Russia, the Balfour Declaration, the Russian Revolution, Nazi Germany, and Israel; distinctive cultural contributions to genres ranging from music and novels to sports, comics, and film; and changing family and social practices.

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)(HIST-MN)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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