Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's City

Washington, DC: Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum, 2009. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. [4], 171, [1] pages. Illustrations. This book, which began as an exhibition of the same title, tells the story of trials and triumphs of the Jewish community in Union Washington and Confederate Alexandria during the Civil War. Several additional articles by noted scholars of American Jewish history give a fuller view of the Jewish experience during the Civil War. Includes Foreword by Laura Cohen Apelbaum; About the Contributors; A Civil War Timeline; Introduction by Dr. Jonathan Sarna; Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's City (Text and images from the Exhibition); Lincoln and the Jews, by Harold Holzer; Virginian Jews in the Civil War, by Dr. Melvin I. Urofsky; "Giving our all to the Poor Soldiers:" Jewish Women in the Civil War, by Dr. Pamela S. Nadell; Ulysses S. Grant and the Jews: An Unsolved Mystery, by Dr. John Y. Simon; The Jewish Community of Washington, D.C., During the Civil War, by Robert Shosteck; List of Jewish Residents of Washington, D.C., and Alexandria, Virginia; and Index. This volume presents a comprehensive essay about early Jewish life in Washington, D.C., and Alexandria, Virginia, illustrated by historic photographs and maps. Laura Cohen Apelbaum is an author and a nonprofit professional with a range of experience, including fundraising, strategic visioning, program and outreach, and management. She has consulted with a variety of arts & culture organizations including local theaters as well as several museums and a large religious organization. The former Executive Director of the Jewish Historical Society, she served for more than twenty years transforming every aspect of its operations and programs. Ms. Apelbaum has edited several books on Jewish history. Claire Uziel has been the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington’s Assistant Archivist since 2005. Condition: Very good / Very good.

Keywords: Jewish Life, Washington, D.C., Abraham Lincoln, Alexandria, Virginia, Jonathan Sarna, Harold Holzer, Melvin Urofsky, Pamela Nadell, John Simon, Robert Shosteck, anti-Semitism, Cohnheim, B'nai B'rith, General Orders Number 11, Ulysses Grant, Isaac Lee

ISBN: 9780615278797

[Book #80083]

Price: $50.00