Dinnerstein, Leonard, Evans, Eli. From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America
American Jewish History. New York: George Braziller, 2004.
This book brings together an eminent group of Judaic scholars who take stock of American Jewish life, from the arrival of the first small group in Manhattan in 1654 to the present. The book examines a wide range of topics, including the early history of the American Jewish community and the various significant phases of Jewish immigration, which saw the initial group of twenty-three, burgeon into a thriving community of several million by the early twentieth century. Also addressed is the role of Jews in the Civil War and in World War II, anti-Semitism in America, the daily life and struggles of American Jewish women, and American Jews and politics. The essays are illustrated with items from the collection of the Library of Congress's Hebraic Section, among them the first Hebrew bible printed in America and the first Yiddish American cookbook, as well as selections of photographs, prints, diaries, maps, comics, and sheet music. Central to the Jewish experience in America is that country's commitment to ideals of freedom, opportunity, religious liberty, and equality. The continuity of the faith, in fact, depends on it. From Haven to Home—the story of Jews in America—is therefore also the story of America and American ideals. I am using this source because it was very informative as to the very beginning of Jewish writings. It is helpful because it gives much information about my topic.
Buhle, Paul. Jews and American Comics: An Illustrated History of an American Art Form. New
York: New Press, 2008.
This provides readers with a pictorial story tracing Jewish involvement in comic art from several obscure Yiddish comic strips in newspapers of the early 20th century through the mid-century to contemporary comic art, which is presently hung in museums and private collections. I am using...