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Monumental in scope and intensity, this vibrantly distinct chronicle sweeps from New Amsterdam of 1654, the place Brazilian Jewish refugees demonstrated a beachhead sooner or later ny, to the Nineteen Eighties crusade to resettle Soviet Jews within the usa. within the such a lot entire and revealing account to this point of the saga of yank Jewry, George Washington collage historian Sachar explores how Jews confronted the problem of keeping their ancient staff identification inside a widening matrix of Americanization. He charts the contributions of Jews from the innovative warfare to the California Gold Rush of 1849 to hard work activism and Tin Pan Alley. He additionally profiles rankings of influential Jews starting from Samuel Gompers to Alfred Heinz (Henry) Kissinger. Sachar ( A background of Israel ) comprises fairly incisive sections on American Jews' heated divisions over Zionism, the efforts to rescue Europe's Jews from Nazism, black-Jewish family members and the Jews' influence on American tradition. This soaking up narrative unfolds a well suited epic of immigration, attractiveness, acculturation and reaffirmed identification within the face of institutionalized discrimination.

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492. Bardeleben, p. 12. The chief of Bardeleben's regiment was not that Donop who commanded the grenadiers in America, but Lieutenant General Wilhelm Henrich August von Donop, who remained in Hessen. Composed of the grenadier battalions Linsing, Block, and Minnigerode; the Field Regiments Leib, Erbprinz, Prinz Karl, Trumbach, Ditfurth, Donop, Mirbach, Lossberg, and Knyphausen; the Landgrenadier regiment Rail; one Jdger company; and an artillery detachment of two three-pounders and gunners for each battalion.

Mirbach, 29 Jan. 1776. For 'battalion' and 'regiment' see above, p. 27 n. 32. A n o n . , ' G e w o r b e n e A u s l a n d e r u n t e r d e n Hessen in A m e r i k a ' , Allgemeine Militdr-^eitung, LXV (1890), p . 172. See for example StaMarburg 11 F 1 d, Leave pass to Fusilier Abraham Wiegand of Knyphausen's regiment, dated 25 May 1776, giving him a year's leave to pursue his profession as a shoemaker. Maximilian Freiherr von Ditfurth, Die Hessen in den Feldziigen in der Champagne, am Maine und Rhein wdhrend der Jahre 1792, 1793 und 1794 (Marburg, 1881), p.

The Landgraf's heir. 14 SP84/547, 19 August 1775, enclosed in Yorke's letter to Suffolk, 25 August. Printed in Kapp, Soldatenhandel, p. 250. 15 Fortescue, Correspondence of George III, ill, nr. 1706. 16 SP84/547, Yorke to Suffolk, 5 Sept. 1775. Printed in Kapp, Soldatenhandel, p. 243, but in such a manner as to give the false impression that Yorke had actually sounded out these princes. See also SP84/555, Suffolk to Yorke, 4 Mar. 1777, listing those princes actually approahced. Although two contemporary travel accounts state that Faucitt made an offer to Hessen-Darmstadt and was refused, there is nothing to support this in the official 11 correspondence in SP81/181-96.

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