JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Section: 003 A History of Jews and Social Justice in the United States
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

American Jews have played vital roles in shaping the critical reform movements that have defined the twentieth and twenty-first century American society. This course will explore the striking profile of Jewish engagement in movements including labor, civil rights, and feminism to consider the sources of that activism. Should we understand it as a reflection of Jewish teachings and historical experience? What does it teach us about the complex American political, religious, class, social, and racial dynamics that have shaped the contours of American Jewish identity?

JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
23929
Open
23
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
28384
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with Sociology 410.001
003 (SEM)
P
28580
Open
23
 
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M 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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ISBN: 9780807821992
Common sense & a little fire : women and working-class politics in the United States, 1900-1965, Author: Orleck, Annelise., Publisher: University of North Carolina P 1995
Required
ISBN: 067401913X
A fire in their hearts : Yiddish socialists in New York, Author: Tony Michels., Publisher: Harvard University Press 2005
Required
ISBN: 0231123752
Torn at the roots : the crisis of Jewish liberalism in postwar America, Author: Michael E. Staub., Publisher: Columbia University Press 2004
Required
ISBN: 1580233368
Righteous indignation : a Jewish call for justice, Publisher: Jewish Lights Pub 2008
Required
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