When General Grant Expelled the Jews


      When General Grant Expelled the Jews
Finalist, 2012 National Jewish Book AwardsA riveting account of General Ulysses S Grant s decision, in the middle of the Civil War, to order the expulsion of all Jews from the territory under his command, and the reverberations of that decision on Grant s political career, on the nascent American Jewish community, and on the American political process On December 17, 1862, just weeks before Abraham Lincoln announced the Emancipation Proclamation, General Grant issued what remains the most notorious anti Jewish order by a government official in American history His attempt to eliminate black marketeers by targeting for expulsion all Jews as a class unleashed a firestorm of controversy that made newspaper headlines and terrified and enraged the approximately 150,000 Jews then living in the United States, who feared the importation of European antisemitism onto American soil Although the order was quickly rescinded by a horrified Abraham Lincoln, the scandal came back to haunt Grant when he ran for president in 1868 Never before had Jews become an issue in a presidential contest, and never before had they been confronted so publicly with the question of how to balance their American and Jewish interests Award winning historian Jonathan D Sarna gives us the first complete account of this little known episode including Grant s subsequent apology, his groundbreaking appointment of Jews to prominent positions in his administration, and his unprecedented visit to the land of Israel Sarna sheds new light on one of our most enigmatic presidents, on the Jews of his day, and on the ongoing debate between group loyalty and national loyalty that continues to roil American political and social discourse.JEWISH ENCOUNTERS SERIES New Download [ When General Grant Expelled the Jews ] Author [ Jonathan D. Sarna ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Jonathan D Sarna is the Joseph H and Belle R Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University and chief historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History He has written, edited, or co editedthan twenty books and is best known for the acclaimed American Judaism A History, which received the Jewish Book Council s Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year Award in 2004 He lives in Massachusetts His latest work, When General Grant Expelled the Jews, was published in March of 2012 The PBS documentary Jewish Soldiers in Blue Gray, which features Jonathan Sarna, explores the hidden stories of American Jews during the Civil War Presented by the Shapell Manuscript Foundation, it is available for purchase on DVD at www.shapell.org.

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  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • When General Grant Expelled the Jews
  • Jonathan D. Sarna
  • English
  • 07 October 2017
  • 0805242791

10 thoughts on “ When General Grant Expelled the Jews

  1. says:

    When General Grant Expelled the Jews by Jonathan D Sarna is a non fiction book about Grant s infamous General Order No 11 Yes, this a non fiction book who would have thought On 17 December, 1862 Major General Ulysses S Grant issued his infamous General Order No 11 expelling all Jews from his military district which consisted of Kentucky,Mississippi, and Tennessee Grant intended to hinder the activities of people who smuggle things in and out of the war zone which, in his mind, were Jew When General Grant Expelled t...

  2. says:

    Whatever possessed me to buy over 200 pages about Grant s infamous anti Jewish diatribe What could possibly merit so many pages Clearly it was a whim that prompted me to press Confirm, thus plunking it on my Nook.i had read Grant s autobiography, which is excellent, and, as a Civil War buff, knew a great deal about his soldiering i held a high impression of the man, despite his defaming Jews as rapacious, greedy, moneygrubbers After ...

  3. says:

    If you are familiar with the writings of this author at all, you have some idea that this is a book about Jewish history in America My only knowledge of the author s writings is the intersection between Jewish history and Civil War history, and that is the case here as well This book claims to be the first book length treatment of one of theembarrassing events of the eventful and generally successful military career of Ulysses S Grant 1 , when he made an ill advised order in anger at If you are familiar with the writings of this author at all, you hav...

  4. says:

    When General Grant Expelled the Jews is a very well written history of a time long forgotten by most Americans, probably the world Grant has long been seen as a drunkard and among the worst Presidents of the United States But, Jonathan Sarna brings us back to Grant s time to shed light on this much misunderstood man.After the near impeachment of Andrew Johnson, the man who became President after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Grant received the Republican nomination and ultimately won t When General Grant Expelled the Jews is a very well written history of a time long forgotten by most Americans, probably the world Grant has long been seen as a drunkard and among the worst Presidents of the United States But, Jonathan Sarna brings us back to Grant s time to shed light on this much misunderstood man.After the near impeachment of Andrew Joh...

  5. says:

    I thought this book was a little disappointing I really wanted to enjoy it, but I found that it was really a detailed look at the relationship between American Jews and Ulysses S Grant during and after the Civil War Grant s order to expel the Jews was short lived and quickly overturned by Lincoln Its effect wasn t widespread and wasn t felt by larger pockets of southern Jews Based on the title of the book, I was expectingdetails about the people who were affected by the order i.e th I thought this book was a little disappointing I really wanted to enjoy it, but I found that it was really a detailed look at the relationship between American Jews and Ulysses S Grant during and after the Civil War Grant s order to expel the Jews was short lived and quickly overturned by Lincoln Its effect wasn t widespread and wasn t felt by larger pockets of southern Jews Based on the title of the book, I was expectingdetails about the people who were affected by the order i.e their personal hardships or change in social status The discussion of the short term effects of the order to expel the Jews was actually only a small portion of this book The rest of the book was about Grant s apparent attempt to restore his relationship with American Jews by involving them in his presidential administration I will say that the author has really done his research Per his estimate, the number of Jews liv...

  6. says:

    An intriguing title and in turn, an intriguing book If I ever knew anything about this episode in American history it s been long forgotten, but I m pretty sure it s one of those things that just never came up in any class I ever took The actual incident referred to is over in the first chapter, which occurs before his presidency, and, at least as presented in this volume, was basically a poorly written order done in the heat of wartime and one that was quickly reversed The remaining five c An intriguing title and in turn, an intriguing book If I ever knew anything about this episode in American history it s been long forgotten, but I m pretty sure it s one of those things that just never came up in any class I ever took The actual incident referred to is over in the first chapter, which occurs before his presidency, and, at least as presented in this volume, was basically a poorly written order done in the heat of wartime and one that was quickly reversed The remaining five chapters are spent covering his presidency and very briefly the period after, and how this one incident continued to haunt him throughout those years It s well written, interesting and kept me reading I will say, as I was getting through chapter 6 and his demise was approaching,...

  7. says:

    I m not sure how many stars to give this oneI really enjoyed it, and learned a LOT about Grant and about Judaism in the U.S during and after the Civil War and Grant and Judaism It s a subject I don t think is well known or researched, so was very interesting from that perspective.And then there was the very end With citations from Wikipedia and some stretching of information garnered from wikipedia a group of international and political commentators bloggers surveyed by the Londo I m not sure how many stars to give this oneI really enjoyed it, and learned a LOT about Grant and about Judaism in the U.S during and after the Civil War and Grant and Judaism It s a subject I don t think is well known or researched, so was very interesting from that perspective.And then there was the very end With citations from Wikipedia and some stretching of information garnered from wikipedia a group of international and political commentators bloggers surveyed by the London Times do not historians make Which is NOT okay in a scholarly work And wasn t even necessary, I don t think, for his argument conclusion I d wondered about a few of hi...

  8. says:

    In December 1862, fed up with cotton trading and contraband including his own father s involvement in a scheme , Grant issued a reactionary order expelling Jews, as a group yes, literally, General Store Germans , from the Department of the Tennessee Quickly, Lincoln halted the order and was mortified, but the weeks in which is was carried out were burned into the memories of Jewish Americans, many of whom had experienced pogroms in Europe Running for President and holding the office, Grant In December 1862, fed up with cotton trading and contraband including his own father s involvement in a scheme , Gra...

  9. says:

    There is a great deal of information packed into this slender volume Sarna convincingly demonstrates that Grant displayed remorse for his General Orders No 11 which expelled Jews as a class from territories under his control during the Civil War Sarna analyzes Grant s relationship with the US Jewish community while he was president and in the years after, and makes a case for Grant s presidency being the first to incorporate human rights concerns into foreign policy It also examines the wi There is a great deal of informat...

  10. says:

    Interesting book about Grant s Order of 1862 expelling the Jews as a class from Grant s area of war After the Order was rescinded by Lincoln Grant was vilified but later became a very good friend to Jews and Jewish causes while President.

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