Filled with original documents and vintage illustrations, this history chronicles the lives of the Hart family-a Jewish family who settled in predominantly Catholic Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, in 1761. Following Aaron Hart and his descendants for a century, this account not only bares the Jewish struggle for equality and freedom, but also delineates the contributions made by the various family members-including the passing of the Jewish Emancipation Act in 1832 and the creation of the Hart Memorial Trophy for the National Hockey League's Most Valuable Player. A fascinating and comprehensive read, this book breaks new ground in its examination of the Jewish experience in North America.
Denis Vaugeois is a historian, a publisher, and the author of various books on North American and European history, including America: The Lewis & Clark Expedition and the Dawn of a New Power and Mapping a Continent. He is also Quebec's former minister of cultural affairs. He lives in Quebec City, Quebec. Kathe Roth is an editor and translator with more than 15 years of experience. She is the coauthor with Denis Vaugeois of America's Gift: What the World Owes to the Americas and their First Inhabitants and the translator of Vaugeois's The Last French and Indian War. She lives in Montreal.