By Stephen D. Corrsin, Amanda Seigel, and Kenneth Benson, The New York Public Library; introduction by Jonathan D. Sarna, Brandeis University
This richly illustrated book tells the fascinating story of the Jewish presence in America, from the earliest expeditions to the New World and the arrival in 1654 of the first group of Jews in the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam (New York). The volume draws from The New York Public Library’s remarkable holdings of American Judaica and other key collections, featuring rare books, manuscripts, prints, photographs, maps, documents, and posters. Jews in America ranges widely, both historically and geographically, offering a feast abounding in incident and character.
The book includes a preface by Anthony W. Marx, President, The New York Public Library; further reading; an index; and a chapter tracing the history of The New York Public Library’s Jewish Division, one of the foremost public collections of Judaica and Hebraica in the world. Published by The New York Public Library in association with D Giles Limited, London.
Hardcover, 160 pages, featuring more than 100 illustrations, primarily in color.
Item Number: 9781904832225