Jewish Americans and Political Participation: A Reference Handbook - Political Participation in America (Hardback)Dr. Rafael Medoff (author)
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This handbook addresses how the Jewish American community emerged from obscurity to play a role in behind-the-scenes power politics and finally appeared center stage.
* Provides an overview of Jewish Americans in office, including Leopold Morse, the first Jew elected to Congress, in 1876; a review of Jewish members of Congress in the postwar era; and the role of Jewish American women in Congress
* Contains excerpts from key legislation impacting Jewish political participation, including Ulysses S. Grant's 1862 directive to expel all Jews from the Kentucky-Tennessee-Mississippi region and the 1974 Jackson Amendment, which pressured the Soviet Union to permit the emigration of its Jewish citizens
Number of pages: 371
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 34 mm
"[A] recommended purchase for public and high school libraries." - VOYA
"It is a useful resource for academic and public library collections." - American Reference Books Annual
"This volume belongs in any library that claims to have some intelligent scope of materials on Jews and politics in the U.S. Essential. All levels." - Choice
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