American Promise; A History of the Jews in the New World

Grace Hick New York, N.Y. Behrman House Publishers, 1947. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. [10], 209, [1] pages. Illustrated endpapers. Cover has some wear and soiling. Corners bumped. Includes Acknowledgments, as well as chapters on Ships at Anchor; Death of an Epoch; Birth of the Indies; They Reached New Amsterdam; In Old New York; Growing Up with the Colonies; For a Land of Freedom; The Law of the Land; Wagons Break Trail; A War and People 1812; Flight to Freedom; Paths of Judaism; Where Liberty Is Not; From Ghettos of Old; Sweatshop to Union; Help Goes Overseas; Eyes to the Hills of Zion; Jews Who Fought: 1917; American Mainstream; People Are Wealth; Haven from Hate; The Fighting Jew: 1941; and The Meaning of America. Sulamith Ish-kishor (1896 – June 23, 1977) was an American writer, known for her religious and children's literature. Sulamith began writing at age 5 and had several of her poems printed in British publications by the time she was 10. When Sulamith was 13, her family moved to New York City. She wrote widely, and was published in several magazines, including The New Yorker, Saturday Review, and Reader's Digest. Her now-classic story of a long-distance correspondence and its fateful conclusion, "Appointment with Love," was published in a 1943 edition of Collier's. Our Eddie was a 1970 Newbery Honor book. It portrays a father whose abusive treatment of his child contrasts with the Jewish values he claims to promote. A Boy of Old Prague, which recounts the friendship between a 16th-century Gentile boy and a Jewish family dealt with the issue of anti-Semitism in late Renaissance Europe. This cover centuries of experience, highlighting immigration, some assimilation, preservation of identity, and commitment to the new homeland through service in two world wars and through other forms of service. Condition: Good.

Keywords: Jews, Judaism, Hebrew, Yiddish, Faith, Chosen People, Soldiers, Immigrants, Sweatshops, New Amsterdam, Freedom, War of 1812, Wagon Trails, Liberty, Ghetto, Zionism, Prejudice, Anti-Semitism

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