The Politics of Nonassimilation: The American Jewish Left in the Twentieth Century

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Over the course of the twentieth century, Eastern European Jews in the United States developed a left-wing political tradition. Their political preferences went against a fairly broad correlation between upward mobility and increased conservatism or Republican partisanship. Many scholars have sought to explain this phenomenon by invoking antisemitism, an early working-class experience, or a desire to integrate into a universal social order. In this original study, David Verbeeten instead focuses on the ways in which left ...

The Politics of Nonassimilation: The American Jewish Left in the Twentieth Century 2017, Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875807539

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