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40 [degrees] South     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Aboriginal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Abstracta Iranica     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Acadiensis : Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region / Acadiensis : revue d'histoire de la region Atlantique     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Accounting History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Acta Amazonica     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Acta Historiae Artium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Acta Orientalia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Acta Terrae Septemcastrensis     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Actas y Comunicaciones del Instituto de Historia Antigua y Medieval     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Actes d'Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administory : Journal for the History of Public Administration / Zeitschrift für     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Advances in Software Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Africa Confidential     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Africa Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
African Natural History     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Agora     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Agricultural History Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
AIEMH : Revista de la Asociación Internacional para el Estudio de Manuscritos Hispánicos     Open Access  
Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
albuquerque : revista de história     Open Access  
Almagest     Full-text available via subscription  
American Archivist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 282)
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
American Jewish History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
American Nineteenth Century History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
American Periodicals : A Journal of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Amérique Latine Histoire et Mémoire     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anais do Museu Paulista : História e Cultura Material     Open Access  
Analecta Bollandiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Anales de Historia Antigua, Medieval y Moderna     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Anales de Historia del Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Anatolica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Ancient History : Resources for Teachers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Ancient Mesoamerica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Anglican Historical Society Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Anglo-Saxon England     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Annales historiques de la Révolution française     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Skłodowska, sectio F – Historia     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Annuaire de l'Ecole pratique des hautes etudes. Section des sciences historiques et philologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Antiteses     Open Access  
Anuario de Estudios Atlánticos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Historia de la Iglesia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anuario de la Escuela de Historia     Open Access  
Anuario del Centro de Estudios Históricos "Prof. Carlos S. A. Segreti"     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anuario del Departamento de Historia y Teoría del Arte     Open Access  
Arabian Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
ARAM Periodical     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Araucaria. Revista Iberoamericana de Filosofía, Política y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arbeiderhistorie     Full-text available via subscription  
Archeion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
ArcheoArte. Rivista Elettronica di Archeologia e Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Architectural Heritage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Architectural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences     Partially Free   (Followers: 7)
Archives of Natural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Archivos de historia del movimiento obrero y la izquierda     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Area     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Arenal. Revista de historia de las mujeres     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argumenta Historica     Open Access  
Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Art History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 354)
Art History & Criticism     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Arys: Antigüedad, Religiones y Sociedades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asia Pacific Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asia Pacific Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Asian Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Asian Philosophy: An International Journal of the Philosophical Traditions of the East     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asian Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Aspasia     Full-text available via subscription  
Astérion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atrio : Revista de Historia del Arte     Open Access  
Audens : revista estudiantil d'anàlisi interdisciplinària     Open Access  
Aurora Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Austral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Antarctic Magazine     Free   (Followers: 5)
Australian Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Australian Historical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Australian Journal of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Australian Journal of Politics & History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Austrian History Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
BAETICA : Estudios de Historia Moderna y Contemporánea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bajo Guadalquivir y Mundos Atlánticos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Baltic-Pontic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Baroque     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Berichte Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
BIBLOS - Revista do Departamento de Biblioteconomia e História     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BibNum     Open Access  
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Biuletyn Historii Wychowania     Open Access  
Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch für Antike und Mittelalter     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Body & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Boletim Cearense de Educação e História da Matemática     Open Access  
Boletim do Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 201)
Boom California     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Britain and the World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
British Catholic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
British Journal for Military History     Open Access   (Followers: 42)
British Journal for the History of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal  
British Journal for the History of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
British Journal of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
British Mycological Society Symposia Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bryn Mawr Classical Review     Open Access   (Followers: 58)
BSAA arte     Open Access  
BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Bulletin d'histoire politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bulletin de la Sabix     Open Access  
Bulletin de Philosophie Medievale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin du centre d’études médiévales d’Auxerre     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bulletin d’études Orientales     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Bulletin of Hispanic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Bulletin of Latin American Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Bulletin of Spanish Studies: Hispanic Studies and Researches on Spain, Portugal and Latin America     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
C@hiers du CRHIDI     Open Access  
Cadernos CERU     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cadernos de História     Open Access  
Cadernos de História UFPE     Open Access  
CADUS - Revista de Estudos de Política, História e Cultura     Open Access  
Cahiers d'histoire     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers des études anciennes     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cahiers du Centre de recherches historiques     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’études africaines     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers « Mondes anciens »     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Camden Fifth Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Canadian Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Canadian Journal of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Canadian Review of American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Central Asian Survey     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Central Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Central European History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
Chaucer Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Childhood in the Past : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Chinese Studies in History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Chronica Nova. Revista de Historia Moderna de la Universidad de Granada     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chronique d'Egypte     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Church History : Studies in Christianity and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 84)
Circe de clásicos y modernos     Open Access  
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Cleveland Studies in the History of Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Clío & Asociados : La Historia Enseñada     Open Access  
CLIO : Revista de Pesquisa Histórica     Open Access  
Clio. Femmes, Genre, Histoire - Articles     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Clio. Women, Gender, History     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cliodynamics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Collections électroniques de l'INHA     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Collingwood and British Idealism Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Colonial Latin American Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Comitatus : A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Commonwealth Essays and Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Comparative Legal History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Comptabilités     Open Access  
Concorso. Arti e lettere     Open Access  
Connexe : Questioning Post-Communist Spaces     Open Access  
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Conserveries mémorielles     Open Access  
Contemporaneity : Historical Presence in Visual Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary British History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Contemporary European History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Contemporary French and Francophone Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Convivium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Creativity Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Crime, Histoire & Sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Critical Historical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)

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American Jewish History
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.118
Number of Followers: 18  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0164-0178 - ISSN (Online) 1086-3141
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press Homepage  [22 journals]
  • Editors' Introduction

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      Abstract: In the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump employed what many saw as antisemitic tropes in ads, tweets, and speeches. There was, for example, his campaign's use of the slogan, "America First," associated (perhaps especially by people like the readers of American Jewish History) with Charles Lindbergh's role as spokesman for the isolationist America First Committee, and his infamous 1941 Des Moines speech charging Jews' with trying to drag the country into war. There was a tweeted image of his opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, against a backdrop of dollars with a prominent six-pointed star, proclaiming her the "most corrupt candidate ever." And there was the final ad in the campaign that featured two ... Read More
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  • "Jews will not replace us!": Antisemitism, Interbreeding and Immigration
           in Historical Context

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      Abstract: White nationalist cries of "Jews will not replace us!" and, "You will not replace us!," at the 2017 Charlottesville, Virginia, rally were frequently discussed but rarely understood.1 Taken as a sign of general hostility toward Jews or the belief that Jews were vaguely threatening, the deeper meaning of the "replacement" theme in relation to antisemitism has often been missed. In this article, I locate "Jews will not replace us" in the broader historical context of a long-lasting antisemitic narrative. This fear of a Jewish plan for world domination had two major themes. First, Jews would encourage massive non-white immigration from inferior races that would outbreed and eventually replace whites. Second, they would ... Read More
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  • The Pre-History of American Holocaust Denial

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      Abstract: Most histories of American Holocaust denial begin with the founding of the Institute for Historical Review (IHR) and its journal, Journal of Historical Review (JHR) in 1980. According to its first director, David McCalden, the IHR would be an "anti-Holocaust organization" designed "to combat Holocaust propaganda by means of publishing books, a regular magazine and pamphlets, and by means of academic conferences." Instead, I take the IHR's founding as the endpoint of my history of American Holocaust denial and sketch the network of early Holocaust deniers that led to the formation of the Institute. Both the Institute and the Journal owed their existence to the most important organizer of the antisemitic right ... Read More
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  • Political Culture and the Legacies of Antisemitism: The Heller-Campbell
           Congressional Race in South Carolina 1978

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      Abstract: In early November 1978, Don Sprouse, an independent candidate running for South Carolina's Fourth District congressional seat, convened his first major press conference of the campaign. The owner of a garage in downtown Greenville, Sprouse originally had garnered attention for his complaints about the city's economic and political elite, as he championed interests of the white Christian working class through populist appeals. This reputation fueled his bid for Congress, where he billed himself "the people's candidate" with a slogan of "Fight On Sprouse!"2Sprouse could not have differed more from the Democratic nominee for the seat, Max Heller. A Jewish refugee from Nazi-occupied Austria, Heller became first a ... Read More
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  • "Un-American" Antisemitism': The American Jewish Committee's Response
           to Global Antisemitism in the Interwar Period

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      Abstract: The first pages of Philip Roth's The Plot Against America depict an idyllic picture of Jewish-American symbiosis characterized by security, opportunity, acculturation, and a strong feeling of at-homeness in America. Only one disruptive element cracks the façade: the election in 1940 of a fascist and antisemitic president, Charles Lindbergh. For the Jewish narrator, this shock "assaulted, as nothing ever had before, that huge endowment of personal security that I had taken for granted as an American child of American parents in an American school in an American city in an America at peace with the world."2 In reimagining the course of Jewish history in America, Roth's 2004 novel highlights a complex relationship ... Read More
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  • Before the New Antisemitism: Arab Critics of Zionism and American Jewish
           Politics, 1917-1974

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      Abstract: On June 5, 1937, WNYC radio aired a town-hall event organized in New York by an Arab American group, the Arab National League (ANL). It opened with ANL President Dr. Fuad Shatara reading a cable from the Mufti of Jerusalem, Amin al-Husseini, congratulating the guest of honor, poet Ameen Rihani, and continued with several speeches critical of Zionism.2 Almost immediately, the ANL and WNYC came under attack by New York City Alderman Samson Inselbuch, who charged them with spreading antisemitism.3 WNYC and the ANL, however, soon found defense from the highest echelons of American Jewish leadership—B'nai B'rith Vice President Louis Fabricant, American Jewish Committee (AJC) official Sol Stroock, Orthodox leader Rabbi ... Read More
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  • Antisemitism, Anti-Zionism, and the American Racial Order: Revisiting the
           American Council for Judaism in the Twenty-First Century

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      Abstract: In recent years, Jewish communal agencies, civil liberties watchdogs, pro-Israel advocates, and supporters of Palestinian rights have publicly debated the meaning of antisemitism and the wisdom of introducing certain formal definitions to the adjudication of US civil rights law.1 The self-assurance with which these political actors attempt to delimit the boundaries of antisemitism stands in marked contrast to the far less conclusive efforts of Jewish studies scholars to address fundamental definitional questions. As one recent overview observed, academic treatments of antisemitism increasingly find themselves stymied by "the absence of a general scholarly consensus about the very definition and dimensions of the ... Read More
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  • Antisemitism without Quotas at the University of Minnesota in the 1930s
           and 1940s: Anticommunist Politics, the Surveillance of Jewish Students,
           and American Antisemitism

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      Abstract: In May 1941, Foster M. Coffin, Director of Cornell University's Student Union, wrote to G. R. Higgins, his counterpart at the University of Minnesota, on a matter he asked to be kept "just between us": the "big problem" of Jewish boys and girls. He sought advice about managing the use of Cornell's student union by Jewish students in the six weeks of summer session, when the building became what he described as "a Jew picnic." Although the enrollment of "Hebrews" was the same in the summer as over the rest of the school-year—about fifteen percent of the student body—he estimated that "one-hundred percent" of people using the union during the summer were "Jewish boys and girls." They used the union, he wrote, like a ... Read More
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  • "Examining Anti-Semitism on College Campuses" United States House of
           Representatives Committee on the Judiciary

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      Abstract: On a chilly fall morning, I passed through security into the Rayburn Building, found the House Judiciary Committee hearing room, and took a seat—where I never thought I would be—at the witness table.How did I come to testify before the US House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary' Three weeks before the committee convened the hearing, "Examining Anti-Semitism on College Campuses," Kenneth Stern, executive director of the Justus and Karin Rosenberg Foundation, called. During World War II, Danzig-born Justus Rosenberg, known as Gussie, was a courier for Varian Fry's Centre Américain de Secours, which had rescued 2,000 artists and intellectuals, among them Marc Chagall and Hannah Arendt, from Vichy France. ... Read More
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  • Written Testimony of Pamela S. Nadell Before the United States House of
           Representatives Committee on the Judiciary November 7, 2017: Examining
           Anti-Semitism on College Campuses

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      Abstract: Thank you, Chairman Goodlatte, Ranking Member Conyers, and distinguished members of this committee for inviting me to this important hearing on antisemitism on our nation's college campuses.1I am Pamela Nadell, a professor of history and director of the Jewish Studies Program at American University. I am also president of the Association for Jewish Studies, a learned society of nearly two thousand members in the U.S. and far beyond who research, write, and teach in all fields of Jewish Studies from the Bible to contemporary Jewish life.2I have spent most of my life on a college campus. As a scholar of American Jewish history, I know that antisemitism has coursed through our nation's past since twenty-three Jews ... Read More
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  • A Losing Game

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      Abstract: As Pamela Nadell notes, she wasn't my first choice for a scholar to testify at the House Committee on the Judiciary's hearing on campus antisemitism. But that's only because I did not know her. The Judiciary committee staff had asked me to suggest academics who opposed the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act (ASAA) and would make compelling witnesses. The scholars I had worked with over the years, including fellow members of the Alliance for Academic Freedom, all had other commitments that could not be changed."Who else would be good'" I asked the half dozen people who weren't available. One suggested Nadell. Another said Nadell would be an excellent choice, and that she was "strong and would not fold under pressure." ... Read More
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  • The Politics of the Gesture: The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, Antiracism,
           and Intersectionality

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      Abstract: Pamela Nadell hits the bullseye when she concludes her "Preface" by noting that the (re)introduction of the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act constitutes "the politics of the gesture." Ostensibly aiming to reassure Jews, in fact the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act would not only chill free speech, but also unwittingly separate Jews from others who face racism in the United States today. While I heartily applaud most of Nadell's intervention, I push back against her acceptance of the IHRA definition, which is part of the problem with the symbolic politics that now circumscribes the debates about antisemitism and (anti-)Zionism. In doing so, I consider some of the ways in which the politics of anti-antisemitism exemplified in ... Read More
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  • Antisemitism, American Jewish Historians, and their Publics

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      Abstract: Pamela Nadell's testimony to Congress on the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act not only engages with the material of American Jewish history but is a fascinating episode within it. Nadell, a distinguished historian of American Jews, places her experience in the context of ongoing Jewish communal infighting, but her account also opens onto other histories worth revisiting as Jewish Studies scholars navigate the rocky shoals of what we are increasingly coming to understand as post-Charlottesville or post-Pittsburgh America.1The phenomenon of "Anti-Semitism Awareness Acts" in and of itself needs to be explained as a product of a range of historical forces, many of which are explored in more depth elsewhere in this issue.2 ... Read More
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  • Litigation Is No Way to Fight Antisemitism

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      Abstract: In her 2017 testimony before the US House of Representatives on the Judiciary, historian Pamela Nadell described the present as a moment when "the volume on antisemitism … is turned way up." Nevertheless, she opposed the idea that a "climate of fear" so "severe, pervasive, or persistent" existed on US college and university campuses that it "impinge[d] upon Jewish students' learning and thriving." Drawing on social scientific studies, experiences on her own campus (American University), and impressions of her colleagues' encounters (bolstered by a term as president of the Association of Jewish Studies), Nadell concluded that antisemitic incidents were the exception, rather than the rule, and that higher education ... Read More
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  • Indulging the Antisemitism of Woke

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      Abstract: I neither favor nor oppose the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2019. I have no illusions that its passage will alter the campus scene. The act is indeed, as Professor Pamela Nadell writes, the product of the "politics of gesture." But the opposition to the act is even more so, as evidenced by Nadell's performance according to her own account.Over the last two decades, anti-Israel activities on American campuses have targeted Jewish and Zionist students and faculty and sought to silence voices that don't toe the line of anti-Zionist orthodoxy. All too often, as Andrew Pessin and I documented in Anti-Zionism on Campus: The University, Free Speech, and BDS, these attacks escalated into bullying and real persecution.1 ... Read More
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  • Response

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      Abstract: I thank Doron S. Ben-Atar, Jonathan Judaken, Sharon Musher, Shari Rabin, and Kenneth Stern for thoughtfully reflecting on my congressional testimony on the proposed Anti-Semitism Awareness Act. I certainly never anticipated that what Doron Ben-Atar has called my "fifteen minutes of fame" would extend into the pages of this historic journal, where, for a decade, I edited the book reviews. One day, when a future historian updates Jeffrey Gurock's terrific history of this journal, my words and those of these respondents will be taken into account, whereas my testimony has already faded into obscurity in the millions of pages of the Congressional Record.1Four of the respondents join me in opposing the Anti-Semitism ... Read More
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  • Leonard Dinnerstein (1934–2019): The Historian and His Subject

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      Abstract: The death early in 2019 of Leonard Dinnerstein marks the passing of the premier historian of American antisemitism.1 Others might have plumbed greater depths of complexity or been more interpretively venturesome. No one, however, has so completely made the subject their own, written with greater confidence, or discovered and made extensive use of a wider range of sources than Dinnerstein did in multiple essays and reviews, two significant monographs, and the crowning work of his career, Anti-Semitism in America (1994).2 That work remains one of only two one-volume surveys on the subject.3 Yet Anti-Semitism in America exposes unresolved tensions in Dinnerstein's thought, and in our understanding of American Jewish ... Read More
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  • Rethinking the Historiography of American Antisemitism in the Wake of the
           Pittsburgh Shooting

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      Abstract: The shooting that ravaged a synagogue in my neighborhood forced me to re-learn every aspect of my Jewish life. From basic weekly and daily rituals to my most profound political and scholarly engagements, enactments of Jewishness that once seemed second nature felt unfamiliar, labored, often impossible. Stepping into a synagogue became an excruciating lesson in how to walk, physically propelling myself forward while my mind kept telling me to turn back, to run away, to grab my family and hide. Once there, I lost my ability to follow along in the prayerbook. Well-known Hebrew letters became undecipherable glyphs as I frantically scanned the room for exits, plotting my family's escape from a murderer's assault rifle. ... Read More
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  • Trends in the Study of Antisemitism in United States History

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      Abstract: Identifying trends in the study of antisemitism in American history is a complicated task because historians have mostly focused their attention on other aspects of the American Jewish experience.2 Further, by and large, those works that examine antisemitism in the United States posit that anti-Jewish animus has been relatively fleeting and generally marginal to United States history and the American Jewish experience. Indeed, antisemitism in the United States has most often been framed as an outlier and premodern relic. According to this argument, America's commitment to religious freedom, democracy, and pluralism has deterred the state from perpetuating anti-Jewish discrimination or bigoty. Thus, understanding ... Read More
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  • Caribbean Jewish Crossings: Literary History and Creative Practice ed. by
           Sarah Phillips Casteel and Heidi Kaufman, and: The New Jewish American
           Literary Studies ed. Victoria Aarons (review)

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      Abstract: Since the publication of Jewish American Literature: A Norton Anthology (2001) and Michael P. Kramer and Hana Wirth-Nesher's Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature (2003), the field of American Jewish literature has changed dramatically not only in terms of how it is defined but also in methods used for interpreting that new diversity. Enter these recent essay collections. In Caribbean Jewish Crossings, editors Sarah Phillips Casteel and Heidi Kaufman shed light on Jewish life in the Caribbean through an analysis of literature from this region by and about Jews. The essays deliberately cross disciplinary borders, borrowing from history, art, and anthropology. In contrast, The New Jewish American Literary ... Read More
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  • Dust to Dust: A History of Jewish Death and Burial in New York by Allan
           Amanik (review)

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      Abstract: Dust to Dust "charts the ways in which funerary provisions served as an engine of changing communal life, as family, financial security, and consumerism grew in shaping Jewish approaches to death and burial over time" (8). From the arrival of the first Jews in New Amsterdam in the 1650s through 1960s New York with its many thriving Jewish communities, Amanik argues that the changing ways in which Jews honored and buried their dead helped shape the religious, social, and commercial relationships of Jewish New Yorkers as a whole. He also makes the argument that the practice of burying loved ones in exclusively Jewish burial grounds with traditional Jewish rites is a major way that Jews maintained their distinct ... Read More
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  • American Public Memory and The Holocaust: Performing Gender, Shifting
           Orientations by Lisa A. Costello (review)

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      Abstract: Lisa Costello considers what and how society remembers about the Holocaust as we move further into a post-survivor era. As a rhetorician, Costello looks to fill a gap in scholarship that examines "how gender is performed in public memory processes to reengage, shift, or 'queer' audience orientations" (2). To this end, each chapter in this volume examines a "public memory artifact" (13). Public memory includes embodied knowledge, texts, videos, films, and museums "that perform memory, subvert binary gender constructions, and reorient audiences to connect" with the memory in question (7). Costello is especially interested in public memory created and shared by survivors and their families. This important monograph ... Read More
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  • Hidden Heretics: Jewish Doubt in the Digital Age by Ayala Fader (review)

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      Abstract: With the proliferation of cultural representations of people leaving the Hasidic community—such as Netflix's miniseries Unorthodox—and scholarship on the subject, one is left to wonder about the fate of those who are discontented by their Hasidic life but unable or unwilling to leave it. Ayala Fader's fascinating work fills this gap in the literature by introducing the reader to what she calls "double lifers," people whose "life-changing doubt" has caused them to reject some or all of their community's beliefs and values but who nonetheless continue to outwardly conform to Hasidic norms of behavior.Fader makes clear that life-changing religious doubt is rarely only "theological disagreement or rejection of certain ... Read More
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  • The Movement and the Middle East: How the Arab-Israeli Conflict Divided
           the American Left by Michael R. Fischbach (review)

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      Abstract: University trends come and go, but spirited, regularly agonized, discussion of Israel, Zionism and Palestine abides. Recent years in particular have seen waves of activism on a number of campuses under the banner of the movement urging Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel. While the BDS Movement has, for now, singularly failed to achieve its larger political and economic goals, it has succeeded in, depending on one's point of view, galvanizing, or traumatizing, any number of campuses. Of course, we cannot know whether today's activists will carry their experiences beyond university to their professional and civic lives. Yet they, and their teachers, would do well to remember that today's ... Read More
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  • Polacos in Argentina: Polish Jews, Interwar Migration, and the Emergence
           of Transatlantic Jewish Culture by Mariusz Kałczewiak (review)

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      Abstract: The establishment of the Second Polish Republic in 1918 was a turning point for Jewish immigrants in Argentina and a climactic moment in Mariusz Kałczewiak's new monograph, Polacos in Argentina: Polish Jews, Interwar Migration, and the Emergence of Transatlantic Jewish Culture. This book belongs to a growing body of scholarship on interwar Polish-Jewish cultural contacts with Argentina. Based on research in Yiddish, Spanish, and Polish, and particularly on transnational Yiddish-language press reports and travelogues, the book argues that interwar migration gave rise to a category of "subethnic" Polish-Jewish belonging—the world of the Polacos—which depended on the existence of transnational ties between Jews in ... Read More
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  • The Jews' Indian: Colonialism, Pluralism, and Belonging in America by
           David S. Koffman (review)

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      Abstract: Considering the mid-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century, the period of peak US expansion and national consolidation, Koffman sets out to understand encounters between Jews and Native Americans. "How did American Jews make use of Indians, both real and imagined, as their ambitions in America as both Americans and Jews transformed' How did American Jews understand the place of Native Americans in their own quests for integration and advancement or for helping ensure justice and equality in America' How did Jews, a newly arrived 'clannish' group in a country celebrated for its diversity, openness, and meritocracy, see themselves as related to, distinct from, or refracted by those other quintessentially ... Read More
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  • Degrees of Separation: Identity Formation while Leaving Ultra-Orthodox
           Judaism by Schneur Zalman Newfield (review)

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      Abstract: Schneur Zalmon Newfield's book on the exiting of Ultra-Orthodox Jews from their communities is a welcome addition to the sparse literature on this topic. Based on a qualitative research study of Jews who left Satmar and Lubavitch communities in New York, it provides an in-depth view of the past and present experiences of interview participants. The book is informed by sociological theory and concepts and describes the historical context of these two Hasidic movements. Throughout this volume Newfield compares the experiences of the two groups of exiters within the additional context of his own decision to leave the Lubavitch community in which he grew up.Newfield describes the boundaries the Satmar and Lubavitch ... Read More
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  • No Place in Time: The Hebraic Myth in Late-Nineteenth Century American
           Literature by Sharon B. Oster (review)

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      Abstract: The old Jewish joke goes something like this: two Jews are sitting on a park bench on New York City's Lower East Side reading newspapers. Shmulik holds a copy of the Forverts and is shocked to see his friend Yankel engrossed in reading Der Stürmer, the Nazi propagandist newspaper. Shmulik turns to his friend and says:"Yankel, what's the matter with you that you read such trash'""Trash'" responds Yankel. "Trash' You call this trash' In your newspaper we Jews are poor, we're starving, we're being killed in massive pogroms. In my newspaper, we Jews control the world's banks, we own Hollywood—we're the most prosperous people on the face of the Earth. Now you tell me who the fool is'"While much critical attention has ... Read More
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  • The Spiritual Transformation of Jews Who Become Orthodox by Roberta G.
           Sands (review)

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      Abstract: The Spiritual Transformation of Jews Who Become Orthodox, by Roberta G. Sands, argues that the transformation of Jews who become Orthodox, both religiously and spiritually, is "all-embracing, protracted, open-ended"—that, in short, it is perpetually ongoing and always in process (2). The challenge of the volume, and one that Sands admirably meets, is its focus on spirituality and spiritual transformation—how to speak about it, evaluate it, and in some sense measure it. Existing scholarship tends to focus on less elusive features of the journeys of Jews who shift from more secular to more religious, such as language, education, and the adoption of religious practices and mitzvoth. Another distinctive feature of the ... Read More
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  • Horace Kallen in the Heartland: The Midwestern Roots of American Pluralism
           by Michael C. Steiner (review)

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      Abstract: German-born and Harvard-educated American Jewish philosopher Horace Meyer Kallen is best known for introducing the influential concept of cultural pluralism in the early decades of the twentieth century, and it is a theory which continues to resonate to this day. Kallen maintained that diverse immigrants and minority groups cultivated their own social spaces and that they interacted to create an inclusive, ever-changing American overarching culture. In Horace Kallen in the Heartland, Michael C. Steiner, a professor emeritus of American Studies at California State, argues persuasively that the seven, often restless, years that Kallen spent in the Midwest, a "matrix of cultural pluralism," played a pivotal, although ... Read More
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  • The Mamboniks by Lex Gillespie (review)

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      Abstract: In the 1950s, the mambo was all the rage in New York City. The Afro-Cuban music form and dance practice attracted participants from across cultural and class strata. Star musicians such as Tito Puente and Celia Cruz performed with big bands in dancehalls, including New York's Palladium Ballroom on 53rd and Broadway. These musicians played to eager, full crowds of people mixing swing dance's virtuosic tricks with polyrhythmic hip swivels while their feet tapped out patterns driven by clave sticks. Mambo drew an intercultural crowd of practitioners, especially American Jews. These "mamboniks" (emphasis on the first syllable), self-described mambo lovers, are the focus of Lex Gillespie's feature-length documentary The ... Read More
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  • Walter Winchell: The Power of Gossip dir. by Ben Loeterman (review)

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      Abstract: The documentary Walter Winchell: The Power of Gossip identifies the 1930s and 1940s gossip columnist and radio star as the "architect" of today's media environment: of the blurring of information and entertainment, of the outsized power of key media providers, of the exploitation of audience attention by bad actors. A safer and more useful conclusion might have been that the manipulation of news and audience attention was common long before Twitter, the internet, and smart phones. Winchell himself was only one in a long line of master media manipulators; such people have been manipulating media since there were media to manipulate. Nonetheless, this one-hour documentary does provide some key insights into ... Read More
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