A Portion of the People: Three Hundred Years of Southern Jewish Life

A Portion of the People: Three Hundred Years of Southern Jewish Life

By: Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina (author), McKissick Museum of the University of South Carolina (author), College of Charleston (author), Bill Aron (photographer), Theodore Rosengarten (editor)Hardback

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In the year 1800, South Carolina was home to more Jews than any other place in North America. As old as the province of Carolina itself, the Jewish presence has been a vital but little-examined element in the growth of cities and towns, in the economy of slavery and post-slavery society, and in the creation of American Jewish religious identity. The record of a landmark exhibition that will change the way people think about Jewish history and American history, A Portion of the People: Three Hundred Years of Southern Jewish Life presents a remarkable group of art and cultural objects and a provocative investigation of the characters and circumstances that produced them. The book and exhibition are the products of a seven-year collaboration by the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina, the McKissick Museum of the University of South Carolina, and the College of Charleston. Edited and introduced by Theodore Rosengarten, with original essays by Deborah Dash Moore, Jenna Weissman Joselit, Jack Bass, curator Dale Rosengarten, and Eli N. Evans, A Portion of the People is an important addition to southern arts and letters. A photographic essay by Bill Aron, who has documented Jewish communities around the world, brings the story into the present.

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About Author

THEODORE ROSENGARTEN, a native of Brooklyn, New York, is a teacher, writer, and community activist. He holds a B.A. in American studies from Amherst College and a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. The author of Tombee: Portrait of a Cotton Planter (National Book Critics Circle Award for best biography), All God's Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw (National Book Award for contemporary affairs), and numerous articles in anthologies, journals, and magazines, Rosengarten was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1989. He lives in McClellanville, South Carolina.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/12/2002
  • ISBN13: 9781570034459
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781570034459
  • weight: 1488
  • ISBN10: 1570034451

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