By: Dorothy Hoobler and Thomas Hoobler; introduction by Mandy Patinkin
Oxford University Press: 1998
Seller ID: 124170
Condition: 128 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, 164 b/w photos, Oxford University Press
As long ago as September 1654, 23 Jews disembarked from a ship named the Sainte Catherine into New Amsterdam--today's New York City. They came to find a safe haven from oppression and religious persecution and to seek economic opportunity. But even they were not the first Jewish Americans, and they were certainly not the last. Three million Jewish immigrants followed in the next three centuries. Today, about 4 out of every 10 Jews in the world are U. S. citizens.
The Jewish American Family Album tells personal stories of Jewish immigrants from their arrival in this country (as early as 1579... View More...