Volume I: A Time for Planting: The First Migration, 1654-1820
In the autumn of 1654, twenty-three Jews aboard the bark Sainte Catherine landed at the town of New Amsterdam to establish the first permanent Jewish settlement in North America. In A Time for Planting, Eli Faber recounts these earliest days of Jewish life in America, as Jews from Lisbon to Amsterdam to London extended the wanderings of their centuries-old diaspora.
Eli Faber is professor of history and Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York. Hasia Diner is professor of American studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Gerald Sorin is chairman of the Department of History and Director of Jewish Studies at the State University of New York, New Paltz. Henry L. Feingold is professor of history at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Edward S. Shapiro is professor of history at Seton Hall University.