The Jewish Origins of Cultural Pluralism

The Jewish Origins of Cultural Pluralism

The Menorah Association and American Diversity

eBook - 2011
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Daniel Greene traces the emergence of the idea of cultural pluralism to the lived experiences of a group of Jewish college students and public intellectuals, including the philosopher Horace M. Kallen. These young Jews faced particular challenges as they sought to integrate themselves into the American academy and literary world of the early 20th century. At Harvard University, they founded an influential student organization known as the Menorah Association in 1906 and later the Menorah Journal, which became a leading voice of Jewish public opinion in the 1920s. In response to the idea that the American melting pot would erase all cultural differences, the Menorah Association advocated a pluralist America that would accommodate a thriving Jewish culture while bringing Jewishness into mainstream American life.

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2011.
ISBN: 9780253356147
0253356148
9780253223340
0253223342
9780253354617
9780253000859
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 261 p.) : ill.
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK

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