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Haven of Liberty: New York Jews in the New World, 1654-1865 (City of Promises: a History of the Jews of New York)

Rock, Howard B.

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ISBN 10: 0814776329 / ISBN 13: 9780814776322
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Title: Haven of Liberty: New York Jews in the New ...

Publisher: NYU Press

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Haven of Liberty chronicles the arrival of the first Jews to New York in 1654 and highlights the role of republicanism in shaping their identity and institutions. Rock follows the Jews of NewYork through the Dutch and British colonial eras, the American Revolution and early republic, and the antebellum years, ending with a path-breaking account of their outlook and behavior during the Civil War. Overcoming significant barriers, these courageous men and women laid the foundations for one of the world’s foremost Jewish cities.

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Howard B. Rock is a Professor of History Emeritus at Florida International University. He is winner of the 2012  Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year Award, National Jewish Book Council and the 2012 Runner-Up for the Dixon Ryan Manuscript Award presented by the New York Historical Association for Haven of Liberty: New York Jews in the New World, 1654-1865. He is also the author or editor of five other books, including Cityscapes: A History of New York in Images, written with Deborah Dash Moore. 

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