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American Jewry. Not always accurate. Contains much material. No docu-
mentation.
M
asserman
, P
aul
, and M
ax
B
aker
, The Jews Come to America. New
York,
1932.
A well organized elementary history o f the Jews in the United States.
Marred by frequent errors. Bibliographical notes, index.
M
ay
, M
ax
B., Isaac Mayer Wise. The Founder of American Judaism. A Biog-
raphy. New York, 1916. A biography of the organizer of Reform Judaism
and its institutions in the United States. The author, his grandson, has written
in a sympathetic vein.
M
c
G
r a d y
, P
a t
. ,
Fascism in America. New York,
1 9 3 4 .
An expose of Nazi and
nativist activities in the United States.
M
e r s a n d
, J
o s e p h
,
Traditions in American Literature. A study of Jewish charac-
ters and authors. New York, 1939.
This work deals with the writings of
Jewish authors and with the Jew as portrayed in American literature. The
bibliographies appended are very useful.
M
o r a i s
, H
e n r y
S
a m u e l
,
The Jews of Philadelphia. Their History from the
Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Philadelphia, 1894.
A detailed
history of an American Jewish community. Like most communal histories,
it concerns itself primarily with the svnagogal (church) history, although
other phases are not left untouched. Contains a great deal of material. Index.
M
o r g e n t h a u
, H
e n r y
,
All in a Lifetime. Garden City, 1922. The autobiography
of an American Jew who was ambassador to Turkey and headed an important
mission to Poland. Contains also his views on Zionism, with which he is not
in sympathy. Appendix: Morgenthau Report of Mission to Poland. Illustra-
tions, index.
P
h i l i p s o n
, D
a v i d
,
ed., Letters of Rebecca Gratz. Philadelphia, 1929.
These
letters covering the period from 1808 to 1866 are an excellent source for the
social life of a cultured Jewess.
P
h i l i p s o n
, D
a v i d
,
Max Lilienthal. American Rabbi. Life and Writings. New
York, 1915.
This biography is important for the light it throws on the
career of Lilienthal in Russia where he undertook to establish secular educa-
tion for the Jews at the command of Nicholas I. Contains also important
letters and
My Travels in Russia.
P
h i l i p s o n
, D
a v i d
,
My Life as an American Jew. An Autobiography. Cincinnati,
1941.
The autobiography of one of the first graduates of the Hebrew Union
College and an eminent leader in the Reform Movement.
P
h i l i p s o n
, D
a v i d
,
The Reform Movement in Judaism. 2nd ed. New York,
1 9 3 1 .
The standard history of the Reform Movement. Written by the man who
helped to fashion the movement in the United States. Most of the material
deals with the movement in Europe. Well documented.
P
o l l a k
, G
u s t a v
,
Michael Heilprin and his Sons. A Biography. New York, 1912.
Contains valuable material for an understanding of Jewish life in the Unit d
States in the last century.
R
o b a c k
,
A. A., The Story of Yiddish Literature. New York, 1940.
A survey
of the subject with considerable reference to American Yiddish literature.
A good bibliography is appended including translations from the Yiddish
available in English.
R
o b i s o n
, S
o p h i a
,
M., ed., Jewish Population Studies. New York, 1943. A valu-
able socio-economic study. Throws light on the demographic characteristics
of American Jewish communities.
R
o g o f f
, H
a r r y
,
An East Side Epic. The Life and Work of Meyer London. New
York, 1930.
Valuable for study of Jewish life on the East Side before and
after the World War. Instructive also for a history of the Socialist and Labor
movement among Jews.
S
a c h s
, A
b r a h a m
S . ,
Die geshichte fun Arbeiter Ring, 1892-1925. 2 vols. New
York, 1925. (Yiddish).
A
detailed history of the Jewish Workmen’s Circle.
S
c h u l m a n
, E
l i a s
,
A History of Yiddish Literature in the United States ,1870-
1900. New York, 1943. (Yiddish). This history of Yiddish literature deals
with the press, popular literature, poetry and drama.
S
c h w a r t z
,
Leo
W., ed., Memoirs of My People. Through a Thousand Years.
New York, 1943.
A collection of interesting memoirs throwing light on
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