Lincoln and the Jews by Jonathan D. Sarna audiobook

Lincoln and the Jews: A History

By Jonathan D. Sarna and Benjamin Shapell
Read by David Colacci

Tantor Audio 9781250059536

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200010608

  • ISBN: 9798200010592

  • ISBN: 9798200010615

Runtime: 8.44 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

One hundred and fifty years after Abraham Lincoln's death, the full story of his extraordinary relationship with Jews is told here for the first time. Lincoln and the Jews: A History provides listeners both with a captivating narrative of his interactions with Jews and and the opportunity to immerse themselves in rare manuscripts. Lincoln's lifetime coincided with the emergence of Jews on the national scene in the United States. When he was born, in 1809, scarcely 3,000 Jews lived in the entire country. By the time of his assassination in 1865, large-scale immigration had brought that number up to more than 150,000. Many Americans were alarmed by this development and treated Jews as second-class citizens and religious outsiders. Lincoln exhibited precisely the opposite tendency. He befriended Jews from a young age, promoted Jewish equality, appointed numerous Jews to public office, had Jewish advisers and supporters starting already from the early 1850s, as well as later during his two presidential campaigns. Through his actions and his rhetoric—replacing "Christian nation," for example, with "this nation under God"—he embraced Jews as insiders. The volume uncovers a new and previously unknown feature of Abraham Lincoln's life, one that broadened him, and, as a result, broadened America.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Sarna and manuscript collector Shapell offer a vivid, fresh perspective on Lincoln's life and times. Kirkus
Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of The Bully Pulpit, a New York Times Notable Book
Senator Joe Lieberman
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Jonathan D. Sarna

Author Bio: Jonathan D. Sarna

Jonathan D. Sarna is a historian and leading commentator on American Jewish history, religion, and life. Dubbed by the Forward newspaper in 2004 as one of America’s fifty most-influential American Jews, Sarna is the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University, and the eighteenth president of the Association for Jewish Studies. The author of hundreds of scholarly articles, Sarna may be best known for his acclaimed American Judaism: A History, winner of the Jewish Book Council’s Jewish Book of the Year Award.

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Author Bio: Benjamin Shapell

Author Bio: Benjamin Shapell

Benjamin Shapell is the founder of the Shapell Manuscript Foundation, an independent educational organization whose collection includes original documents of world-renowned individuals. Shapell has written articles on Lincoln, other American presidents, and Mark Twain. The author also initiated and oversaw the creation of exhibitions and films relating to the central themes of the collection. The foundation has partnered in exhibitions with major institutions, including the Library of Congress, the Morgan Library & Museum, the New-York Historical Society, the National Library of Israel, and the Smithsonian Institution.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 8.44
Audience: Adult
Language: English