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American Jewish Civilization Series

The American Jewish Civilization Series features works of original scholarship and synthesis that advance our understanding of the American Jewish experience. The series includes books of historical, social, cultural, religious, biographical, and regional interest. Although the series is no longer active, we continue to publish and welcome new submissions in this area.

"The Whole Wide World, Without Limits"

International Relief, Gender Politics, and American Jewish Women, 1893-1930

Mary McCune

An analysis of gender politics in the American Jewish community during the interwar period that reveals the role of gender and class in organizational politics and the importance of Jewish women in American political and activist history.

Published: June 2005
ISBN: 9780814337523

Jewish Voices of the California Gold Rush

A Documentary History, 1849-1880

Edited with an Introduction by Ava F. Kahn

A history of the founding of California’s Jewish community during the Gold Rush.

Published: September 2002
ISBN: 9780814328590