From Library Journal
This handsome, well-documented volume serves as the companion to and record of an exhibition that resulted from a seven-year collaboration by the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina, McKissick Museum of the University of South Carolina, and the College of Charleston. Illuminating a little-explored phase of American religious history, it chronicles the complexities of Jewish life in South Carolina, a state that had more Jews than any other in North America two centuries ago. The book features excerpts from journals and letters, documents such as mortgages and marriage contracts, and recollections distilled from hundreds of oral histories. It also presents three topical essays and a photo essay. Edited by Theodore Rosengarten (Tombee: Portrait of a Cotton Planter) and Dale Rosengarten, curator of the Jewish Heritage Collection at the College of Charleston Libraries, it makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the Southern Jewish experience. Of interest to scholars and general readers; recommended for specialized library collections in American Jewish history and Southern history in general, as well as larger public and academic libraries.
David B. Levy, Beth Avraham Synagogue Lib., Baltimore
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About the Author
THEODORE ROSENGARTEN, a native of Brooklyn, New York, is a teacher, writer, and community activist. He holds a B.A. in American studies from Amherst College and a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. The author of Tombee: Portrait of a Cotton Planter (National Book Critics Circle Award for best biography), All God's Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw (National Book Award for contemporary affairs), and numerous articles in anthologies, journals, and magazines, Rosengarten was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1989. He lives in McClellanville, South Carolina.