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Lincoln’s Jewish Soldiers

Hosted By: Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)

Jewish Soldiers in the Civil Warthe new book by Adam D. Mendelsohn, examines when and why Jews decided to enlist, explores their encounters with fellow soldiers, and describes their efforts to create community within their ranks.

This monumental undertaking rewrites much of what we know about Jewish soldiers during the Civil War. Adam D. Mendelsohn draws for the first time upon the massive database of verified listings of Jewish soldiers, as well as letters, diaries, memoirs, and newspapers, to examine the collective experience of Jewish soldiers and to recover their individual voices and stories.

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Adam D. Mendelsohn

Adam D. Mendelsohn is Director of the Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Associate Professor of History at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of The Rag Race: How Jews Sewed Their Way to Success in America and the British Empire and co-editor of Jews and the Civil War (with Jonathan D. Sarna) and of Transnational Traditions: New Perspectives on American Jewish History (with Ava Kahn), as well as curator of exhibitions at the New-York Historical Society, Princeton University Art Museum, and the Center for Jewish History. He has just finished the first book of a two volume history focused on the experience of Jewish soldiers during the Civil War.
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The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) is the definitive, trusted global source of news and analysis on issues of Jewish interest and concern.  Our reporting reflects the wide spectrum of religious, political and cultural identity that exists among Jews today. With correspondents in New York, Washington, Israel, Europe and cities around the globe, JTA provides extensive coverage of political, economic and social developments affecting Jews all over the world. JTA reporting also shines a spotlight on the cultural happenings, influential thinkers and leaders and milestone events defining the Jewish experience today.
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