The Resource Strangers in the land : Blacks, Jews, post-Holocaust America, Eric J. Sundquist

Strangers in the land : Blacks, Jews, post-Holocaust America, Eric J. Sundquist

Label
Strangers in the land : Blacks, Jews, post-Holocaust America
Title
Strangers in the land
Title remainder
Blacks, Jews, post-Holocaust America
Statement of responsibility
Eric J. Sundquist
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a culture deeply divided along ethnic lines, the idea that the relationship between blacks and Jews was once thought special--indeed, critical to the cause of civil rights--might seem strange. Yet the importance of blacks for Jews and Jews for blacks in conceiving of themselves as Americans, when both remained outsiders to the privileges of full citizenship, is a matter of voluminous but perplexing record. It is this record, written across the annals of American history and literature, culture and society, that Eric Sundquist investigates. A monumental work of literary criticism and cultural history, Strangers in the Land draws upon politics, sociology, law, religion, and popular culture to illuminate a vital, highly conflicted interethnic partnership over the course of a century. Sundquist explores how reactions to several interlocking issues--the biblical Exodus, the Holocaust, Zionism, and the state of Israel--became critical to black-Jewish relations. He charts volatile debates over social justice and liberalism, anti-Semitism and racism, through extended analyses of fiction by Bernard Malamud, Paule Marshall, Harper Lee, and William Melvin Kelley, as well as the juxtaposition of authors such as Saul Bellow and John A. Williams, Lori Segal and Anna Deavere Smith, Julius Lester and Philip Roth. Engaging a wide range of thinkers and writers on race, civil rights, the Holocaust, slavery, and related topics, and cutting across disciplines to set works of literature in historical context, Strangers in the Land offers an encyclopedic account of questions central to modern American culture
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
305.8009
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
S863 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Strangers in the land : Blacks, Jews, post-Holocaust America, Eric J. Sundquist
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2005
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Introduction""; ""1. America�s Jews""; ""2. The Black Nation Israel""; ""3. Black Skin, Yellow Star; or, Blues for Atticus Finch""; ""4. Exodus""; ""5. Black Power, Jewish Power""; ""6. Bernard Malamud�s Dark Ghetto""; ""7. Holocaust""; ""8. Spooks""; ""Notes""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Index""
Control code
ocn433933920
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Harvard Univ. pbk. ed
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674030695
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25625652
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)433933920
  • pebcs0674030699

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