The Chosen Folks: Jews on the Frontiers of Texas Bryan Edward Stone

ISBN: 9780292721777

Published: March 1st 2010

Hardcover

312 pages


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The Chosen Folks: Jews on the Frontiers of Texas  by  Bryan Edward Stone

The Chosen Folks: Jews on the Frontiers of Texas by Bryan Edward Stone
March 1st 2010 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 312 pages | ISBN: 9780292721777 | 10.60 Mb

Texas has one of the largest Jewish populations in the South and West, comprising an often-overlooked vestige of the Diaspora. The Chosen Folks brings this rich aspect of the past to light, going beyond single biographies and photographic historiesMoreTexas has one of the largest Jewish populations in the South and West, comprising an often-overlooked vestige of the Diaspora.

The Chosen Folks brings this rich aspect of the past to light, going beyond single biographies and photographic histories to explore the full evolution of the Jewish experience in Texas.Drawing on previously unpublished archival materials and synthesizing earlier research, Bryan Edward Stone begins with the crypto-Jews who fled the Spanish Inquisition in the late sixteenth century and then discusses the unique Texas-Jewish communities that flourished far from the acknowledged centers of Jewish history and culture.

The effects of this peripheral identity are explored in depth, from the days when geographic distance created physical divides to the redefinitions of frontier that marked the twentieth century. The rise of the Ku Klux Klan, the creation of Israel in the wake of the Holocaust, and the civil rights movement are covered as well, raising provocative questions about the attributes that enabled Texas Jews to forge a distinctive identity on the national and world stage. Brimming with memorable narratives, The Chosen Folks brings to life a cast of vibrant pioneers.



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