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Stollman, Jennifer A., author
Daughters of Israel, daughters of the South : Southern Jewish women and identity in the antebellum and Civil War South / Jennifer A. Stollman
Alternate Title Southern Jewish women and identity in the antebellum and Civil War South
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Boston, Massachusetts : Academic Studies Press, 2013
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HQ1172 .S765 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Jewish women -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century
Jewish women -- Southern States -- Intellectual life
Jewish women -- Southern States -- Social conditions
Subject Southern States -- Ethnic relations
Physical Description 260 pages ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-248) and index
Contents Introduction. Partially hidden, muffled and caricatured: antebellum Southern Jewish women's history -- Chapter 1. "In the eye of the storm": fighting proselytization through religious conviction -- Chapter 2. A race between education and catastrophe: antebellum Southern Jewish female education -- Chapter 3. "The pen is mightier than the sword": Southern Jewish female writers question anti-semitism and promote domestic Judaism -- Chapter 4. "Relationships in bondage": antebellum Southern Jewish women and their relationships with enslaved African-Americans -- Chapter 5. "An ardent attachment to my birth": Civil War-era Southern Jewish women as Confederate ambassadors -- Conclusion
Note An examination of southern Jewish womanhood during the antebellum and Civil War eras. It finds that in the Protestant South, southern Jewish women created and maintained unique American Jewish identities, and examines how these women fought proselytization, challenged anti-Semitism, promoted their own status and legitimacy as southerners, and more

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