Jewish Life in America, 1654-1954

Jewish life in American image

A 19th century postcard depicting a group of Peddlers in the Lower East Side, New York.

Doherty has access to Jewish Life in America, 1654-1954 . The database enables researchers to explore the history of Jewish communities in America from the arrival of the first Jews in the 17th century right through to the mid-20th century. This rich collection of primary source material brings to life the communal and social aspects of Jewish identity and culture, while tracing Jewish involvement in the political life of American society as a whole.

This treasure trove of material provides digital images of collections from the American Jewish Historical Society in New York. All of the typescript and printed material is full-text searchable.

In addition, Jewish Life in America contains a wealth of materials designed as supplementary resources; these include a chronology, interactive maps, essays by leading scholars, a selection of American Jewish Year Book articles, a visual resources gallery, biographies and links to other useful websites.

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