Diner's engaging study of the 1820-80 period is replete with fresh insights and a provocative thesis. Having mined the historical and personal literature of the period, Diner questions the sharp dichotomy usually drawn between the German Jews and East Europeans who came later, challenges the assumption of the ethnic homogeneity of 'German' Jewish immigration in her period, and contends that German Jewish assimilation more accurately ought to be portrayed as adaption, not assimilation... Original and exciting.(Library Journal)
About the Author
Eli Faber is professor of history and Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York. Hasia Diner is professor of American studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Gerald Sorin is chairman of the Department of History and Director of Jewish Studies at the State University of New York, New Paltz. Henry L. Feingold is professor of history at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Edward S. Shapiro is professor of history at Seton Hall University.