Korn, Bertram Wallace.
Title The Early Jews of New Orleans.
Publisher Waltham, Massachusetts, 1969. American Jewish Communal Histories, No. 5. First Edition.
Seller ID 00470scs
Signed by the Author. Octavo, navy blue cloth (hardcover), black spine label, gilt letters, map illustrated endpapers, xxi, 382 pp. Near-Fine, with rubbing to covers, in a like dust jacket with light foxing (age darkened spotting). “Jewish life in the exciting and cosmopolitan city of New Orleans under French, Spanish, and American rule during the period 1757 to 1850 presents many intriguing complexities to the modern scholar and layman. In this significant volume, Dr. Bertram Wallace Korn, the noted authority on the ante-bellum period of American Jewish history, makes a penetrating study of a colorful and fascinating era...This study is the culmination of many years of painstaking research into primary sources scattered throughout European and American archives and libraries. It encompasses national and local history, questions of ethnic and religious identity, and an assortment of biographical material -- revealing the multitude of infludences to which early New Orleans Jews were subjected. The author has uncovered a vast amount of material dealing with early settlers of Dutch, Germanic, Sephardic and AMerican origins, and traces the progress of integration and assimilation in the lives of a large number of the original Jews in the area....”