Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s (Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life) (Paperback)

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Marc Dollinger charts the transformation of American Jewish political culture from the Cold War liberal consensus of the early postwar years to the rise and influence of Black Power–inspired ethnic nationalism. He shows how, in a period best known for the rise of black antisemitism and the breakdown of the black-Jewish alliance, black nationalists enabled Jewish activists to devise a new Judeo-centered political agenda—including the emancipation of Soviet Jews, the rise of Jewish day schools, the revitalization of worship services with gender-inclusive liturgy, and the birth of a new form of American Zionism. Undermining widely held beliefs about the black-Jewish alliance, Dollinger describes a new political consensus, based on identity politics, that drew blacks and Jews together and altered the course of American liberalism.

About the Author


MARC DOLLINGER is the author of Quest for Inclusion: Jews and Liberalism in Modern America, and co-editor of California Jews and American Jewish History: A Primary Source Reader. He holds the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility at San Francisco State University.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781512602579
ISBN-10: 1512602574
Publisher: Brandeis University Press
Publication Date: June 5th, 2018
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life