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Haven of Liberty chronicles the coming of the 1st Jews to big apple in 1654 and highlights the function of republicanism in shaping their identification and associations. Rock follows the Jews of NewYork in the course of the Dutch and British colonial eras, the yankee Revolution and early republic, and the antebellum years, finishing with a path-breaking account in their outlook and behaviour throughout the Civil battle. Overcoming major obstacles, those brave women and men laid the rules for one of many world’s top-rated Jewish cities.

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Solomon, and an nameless beginning donor for major aid, in addition to a number of different participants together with Judd and Karen Aronowitz, David and Phyllis Grossman, Irving and Phyllis Levitt, Irwin and Debi Ungar, and Rabbi Marc StraussCohen of Temple Emanuel, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. All famous the significance of this venture via well timed contributions. I enjoy their generosity. numerous scholars on the collage of Michigan supplied guidance that helped to maintain the volumes on the right track. Alexandra Maron and Katherine Rosenblatt did beneficial examine, and i'm thankful for his or her relief. xxv xxvi ■ basic Editor’s Acknowledgments those volumes are devoted to my relatives of latest York Jews. with no their steadfast encouragement, and particularly that of my husband, MacDonald Moore, urban of grants do not need seemed. devoted to my grandchildren, Elijah Axt, Zoe Bella Moore, and Rose Alexa Moore, authors of destiny chapters Deborah sprint Moore A UTHOR ’S ACKNOWLEDGMENTS one of many fulfilling initiatives of writing a ebook is the chance to recognize the numerous those who helped make this quantity attainable. the school of Arts and Sciences of Florida foreign collage, the place i'm now Professor Emeritus, and the then chair of the historical past division, Mark Szuchman, supported this venture, giving me place of work area and fiscal counsel. The university’s interlibrary personal loan division was once a precious source. I desire to thank Clifton Hood, David Cobin, William Pencak, Jonathan Sarna, and Holly Snyder for making their paintings to be had to me. My study assistants, Jessica Barrella, Jill Strykowski, and Shoshana Olidort, supplied very important aid and fabric. Hasia Diner mentioned the undertaking with me and browse drafts of the 1st chapters, as did different nameless readers to whom i'm appreciative. Rabbi Emeritus Marc D. Angel such a lot generously made to be had the beneficial collections of the venerable congregation Shearith Israel. the workers of the yank Jewish files used to be very beneficial, particularly Dana Herman and Camille Servizzi. a couple of an expert own associates, significantly David and Phyllis Grossman and Ruth Marks, learn key chapters, providing invaluable research. I owe a lot gratitude to Leo Hershkowitz, the dean of early American Jewish historical past, who kindly learn my chapters as they have been accomplished and supplied clever recommendation. with no his pioneering paintings, this booklet couldn't were written. Deborah sprint Moore, the final editor of this sequence, additionally my Brandeis classmate and my coauthor of Cityscapes, went over the manuscript with huge, immense care, asking probing questions that have been frequently tough to reply to yet took me to the center of every factor. Jennifer Hammer of NYU Press too tested each line with meticulous diligence and services. jointly, Deborah and Jennifer extra immeasurably to the benefits of this e-book. eventually, i want to thank my spouse, Ellen, who caught with me during the lengthy hours I spent in this undertaking, used to be consistently supportive, learn the chapters with a serious eye, and used to be there for me while i wanted her.

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