Jewish American History Reading List

  1. A Time for Planting: The First Migration, 1654-1820 by Eli Faber
  2. A Time for Gathering: The Second Migration, 1820-1880 by Hasia R. Diner
  3. A Time for Building: The Third Migration, 1880-1920 by Gerald Sorin
  4. A Time for Searching: Entering the Mainstream, 1920-1945 by Henry L. Feingold
  5. A Time for Healing: American Jewry since World War II by Edward S. Shapiro
  6. Hungering for America: Italian, Irish, and Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration by Hasia R. Diner
  7. The Jews of the United States, 1654 to 2000 by Hasia R. Diner
  8. The Jew in the American World: A Source Book by Jacob Rader Marcus (Editor)
  9. Jews In America a Treasury of Art and Literature by Abraham J Karp
  10. GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation by Deborah Dash Moore
  11. Daughters of the Shtetl: Life and Labor in the Immigrant Generation by Susan Glenn
  12. The Columbia History of Jews and Judaism in America by Marc Raphael
  13. The American Axis: Henry Ford, Charles Lindbergh, and the Rise of the Third Reich by Max Wallace
  14. Henry Ford’s War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech by Victoria Woeste
  15. Henry Ford and the Jews: The Mass Production Of Hate by Neil Baldwin
  16. The American Jewish Experience by Jonathan D. Sarna (Editor)
  17. Portrait of American Jews: The Last Half of the Twentieth Century by Samuel Heilman
  18. Out of the Shadow: A Russian Jewish Girlhood on the Lower East Side by Rose Cohen
  19. Jews of the Pacific Coast: Reinventing Community on America’s Edge by Ava Kahn
  20. Zion in America: The Jewish Experience from Colonial Times to the Present by Henry L. Feingold
  21. Jews of Brooklyn by Ilana Abramovitch and Seán Galvin
  22. The Jews of Chicago: Fron Shtetl to Suburb by Irving Cutler
  23. The Presidents of the United States and the Jews by Alfred J. Kolatch and David G. Dalin
  24. Her Works Praise Her: A History Of Jewish Women In America From Colonial Times To The Present by Hasia Diner and Beryl Benderly
  25. FDR and the Jews by Richard Breitman
  26. Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way by Hasia R. Diner
  27. The Rag Race: How Jews Sewed Their Way to Success in America and the British Empire by Adam Mendelsohn
  28. Lincoln and the Jews: A History by Jonathan D. Sarna and Benjamin Shapell
  29. When General Grant Expelled the Jews by Jonathan D. Sarna
  30. World of Our Fathers: The Journey of the East European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made by Irving Howe and Morris Dickstein
  31. At the Edge of a Dream: The Story of Jewish Immigrants on New York’s Lower East Side, 1880-1920 by Lawrence J Epstein
  32. Americanization of the Synagogue, 1820-1870 by Leon Jick
  33. The Jewish Confederates by Robert N. Rosen
  34. Quest for Inclusion by Marc Dollinger
  35. Torn at the Roots: The Crisis of Jewish Liberalism in Postwar America by Michael E. Staub
  36. The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race, and American Identity by Eric L. Goldstein
  37. Taking Risks: A Jewish Youth in the Soviet Partisans and His Unlikely Life in California by Joseph Pell and Fred Rosenbaum
  38. How Jews Became White Folks and What That Says About Race in America by Karen Brodkin
  39. The First to Cry Down Injustice?: Western Jews and Japanese Removal During WWII by Ellen M. Eisenberg
  40. Lone Stars of David: The Jews of Texas by Hollace Ava Weiner and Kenneth D. Roseman
  41. American Judaism: A History by Jonathan D. Sarna
  42. A History of the Jews in America by Howard M. Sachar
  43. The Jews in America by Arthur Hertzberg
  44. The Jews of the United States, 1654 to 2000 by Hasia R. Diner
  45. The Promised City: New York’s Jews, 1870-1914 by Moses Rischin
  46. A Fire in Their Hearts: Yiddish Socialists in New York by Tony Michels
  47. Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History by Tony Michels (Editor)
  48. Jewish American Literature: A Norton Anthology Edited by Jules Chametzky and John Felstiner
  49. The Jewish Americans: Three Centuries of Jewish Voices in America by Beth Wenger
  50. American Jewish History: A Primary Source Reader Edited by Gary Phillip Zola and Marc Dollinger
  51. The Death of an American Jewish Community: A Tragedy of Good Intentions by Lawrence Harmon and Hillel Levine
  52. The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction Edited by Victoria Aarons and Avinoam J. Patt
  53. A Fire in Their Hearts: Yiddish Socialists in New York by Tony Michels
  54. Acting Jewish: Negotiating Ethnicity on the American Stage and Screen by Henry Bial
  55. Transnational Traditions: New Perspectives on American Jewish History by Ava F. Kahn and Adam D. Mendelsohn
  56. American Jewish Women’s History: A Reader by Pamela S. Nadell
  57. The American Jewish Story through Cinema by Eric A. Goldman
  58. Jewish Life and American Culture by Sylvia Barack Fishman
  59. Telling and Remembering: A Century of American Jewish Poetry by Steven J. Rubin
  60. American Jewish Identity Politics by Deborah Dash Moore
  61. Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origins of the Arab/Israeli Conflict by John B. Judis
  62. Chosen Capital: The Jewish Encounter with American Capitalism by Rebecca Kobrin (Editor)
  63. The Cambridge History of Jewish American Literature by Hana Wirth-Nesher