As we approach the 244th anniversary of independence for the United States, soul searching might be in order.
The following books are available at the Lampert Library or most public libraries.
Brian, The elected and the chosen: why American presidents have supported Jews and Israel : from George Washington to Barack Obama
Brodkin, How Jews became white folks and what that says about race in America
Goldman, The American Jewish story through cinema
Hertzberg, The Jews in America: four centuries of an uneasy encounter : a history
McBride, The Color of Water: a Black man’s tribute to his white mother. McBride searches to find the story of his mother’s estrangement from her Jewish family.
Nadell, America’s Jewish women: a history from colonial times to today
Oren, Joining the club: a history of Jews and Yale
Sarna, Lincoln and the Jews
Sarna, When General Grant Expelled the Jews
Stavans, How Yiddish changed America and how America changed Yiddish
Weisman, The chosen wars: how Judaism became an American religion
Brown, Lake on Fire transports the reader to Gilded Age of Chicago and to recreate the Jewish immigrant experience
Carlton, In the Neighborhood of True captures the racism, anti-Semitism, and social interactions of mid-century Atlanta
Diamant, The Boston Girl is a vivid novel portrait Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century.
Foer, Here I Am is the struggle of on with his multiple roles as a husband, father, Jew and American.
Singer, In the Shadow of Alabama Rachel finds the key to her father’s anger in World War II Alabama.
Solomon, The Little Bride, a Russian immigrant, is traded on the mid-west plains as a homesteader.