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050 00 DS146.U6|bD555 1994 
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100 1  Dinnerstein, Leonard.|0
245 10 Antisemitism in America /|cLeonard Dinnerstein. 
264  1 New York :|bOxford University Press,|c1994. 
300    xxviii, 369 pages ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-354) and 
505 0  Prologue: The Christian Heritage -- 1. Colonial Beginnings
       (1607-1790) -- 2. Developing Patterns (1790s-1865) -- 3. 
       The Emergence of an Antisemitic Society (1865-1900) -- 4. 
       Racism and Antisemitism in Progressive America (1900-1919)
       -- 5. Erecting Barriers and Narrowing Opportunities (1919-
       1933) -- 6. The Depression Era (1933-1939) -- 7. 
       Antisemitism at High Tide: World War II (1939-1945) -- 8. 
       The Tide Ebbs (1945-1969) -- 9. Antisemitism and Jewish 
       Anxieties in the South (1865-1980s) -- 10. African-
       American Attitudes (1830s-1990s) -- 11. At Home in America
520    Is antisemitism on the rise in America? A glance at the 
       daily newspapers suggests a resurgence of animosity yet 
       Leonard Dinnerstein, in this provocative and in-depth 
       study, categorically states that there is less bigotry in 
       this country than ever before. He also argues in this 
       provocative analysis that Jews have never been more at 
       home in America. What we are seeing today, he writes, is 
       media hype. A long tradition of prejudice, suspicion, and 
       hatred against the Jews, the direct product of Christian 
       teachings, has, in fact, finally begun to wane. In 
       Antisemitism in America, Dinnerstein provides a landmark 
       work - the first comprehensive history of prejudice 
       against Jews in the United States, ranging from its 
       foundations in European Christian culture to the present 
       day. Dinnerstein's richly detailed and thoroughly 
       documented book reveals how Christians carried their 
       religious prejudices with them to the New World and how 
       they manifested themselves, albeit in muted form, in the 
       colonial wilderness and in the developing American society
       thereafter. Jews could not vote, for example, in Rhode 
       Island or New Hampshire until 1842, and in North Carolina 
       until 1868. The Civil War witnessed the first major wave 
       of publicly displayed American antisemitism as individuals
       in both the North and the South assumed that Jews sided 
       with the enemy. The decades that followed marked the 
       emergence of a full-fledged antisemitic society as 
       Christians excluded Jews from their social circles and 
       wove fantasies for themselves as they pictured what "Jews 
       were really like". Antisemitic fervor mixed with racism at
       the beginning of the twentieth century, accelerated by the
       views of eugenicists, fears of Bolshevism, andthe rantings
       of Henry Ford. During the Depression hostility toward Jews
       accelerated as Americans vented their frustrations upon 
       minorities because of the economic crises of the decade. 
       Christians of all stripes called upon Jews to accept the 
       divinity of Jesus Christ, and Father Charles Coughlin 
       emerged as one of the most beloved priests in all of 
       American history as he excoriated Jews and sympathized 
       with Nazis over the airwaves and in his journal, Social 
       Justice. Ironically, Dinnerstein writes, as Americans 
       fought in World War II to make the world safe for 
       democracy, public opinion polls noted a huge increase in 
       American animosity toward Jews. Not until after the war 
       ended did this enmity subside. While fresh economic 
       opportunities and, heightened sensitivities to the effects
       of bigotry resulted in the decline of all prejudices in 
       this country, including antisemitism, it nevertheless 
       still cropped up in the highest ranks of government. 
       especially during Richard Nixon's presidency. Within this 
       volume, Dinnerstein not only chronicles the growth, demise
       and manifestations of antisemitism on the national scene 
       but devotes individual chapters, as well, to the South and
       to African Americans, showing that prejudice among both 
       whites and blacks below the Mason-Dixon line flowed from 
       the same stream of Southern evangelical Christianity. "It 
       must also be emphasized", Dinnerstein writes, "that in no 
       Christian country has antisemitism been weaker than it has
       been in the United States", with its traditions of 
       tolerance, diversity, and a secular national government. 
       This book, however, reveals in disturbing detail the 
       resilience, and vehemence, of this ugly prejudice. 
       Penetrating, authoritative, andfrequently alarming, this 
       is the definitive account of a plague that apparently has 
       a life of its own. 
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651  0 United States|xEthnic relations.|0
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