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They Came for Good - A History of the Jews in the United States - Taking Root, 1820-1880
They Came for Good - A History of the Jews in the United States - Taking Root 1820-1880
Actor: Amram Nowak
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
NR     2001     1hr 0min

The history of Jewish emmigration and life in the United States in the 19th century. Genre: Documentary Rating: NR Release Date: 10-APR-2001 Media Type: DVD

     
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Actor: Amram Nowak
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Educational, History
Studio: SHANACHIE
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
DVD Release Date: 04/01/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2001
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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A video history of Jews in the U.S. (part 2 of 2)
Kim Boykin | New York, NY | 04/11/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This hour-long video is the second part of a two-disc series on the history of Jews in the United States. The first part, "Present at the Creation," covers the period from 1654 to 1820, and this part, "Taking Root," covers the period from 1820 to 1880. Both parts are informative and interesting.

Chapter titles:
- Jewish peddlers serve rural America
- Good immigrants - bad immigrants
- Levi Strauss founds pants empire
- Judaism splits into orthodox and reform
- Jews take sides in the Civil War
- The career of Judah P. Benjamin
- Seligman Bros. and "Our Crowd"
- In 1881 pogroms begin in Russia
- Emma Lazarus pens "The New Colossus"

Another good video on Judaism in the U.S. is "A Life Apart: Hasidism in America." And an excellent book on the history of Judaism in the U.S. is Jonathan Sarna's "American Judaism: A History.""