NEW YORK'S EARLY JEWS: SOME MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS. A LECTURE BY MALCOLM H. STERN, WITH RESPONSE BY MARC D. ANGEL.

New York, Jewish Historical Society Of New York, 1976. Item #25027

Softcover, 8vo, 28 pages, 22 cm. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- New York (State) -- New York. “Delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Jewish Historical Society of New York held at Congregation Shearith Israel, the Spanish & Portugese Synagogue on April 10, 1975.” Stern (1915–1984) , was a “U. S. Reform rabbi, historian, genealogist. Stern, who has been called "the father of Jewish genealogy in America, " was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1981, Stern joined the faculty of the New York campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, initially as counselor for student field work and subsequently as adjunct professor of American Jewish History. There he continued his research, begun in 1950, as genealogist for the American Jewish Archives and the American Historical Society. Stern compiled the pioneering volume American Families of Jewish Descent (1960) , an eight-pound tome containing 26, 000 names researched over the course of 10 years of labor. It was the first genealogical survey of Jewish families who settled in the United States between 1654 and 1840, and was lauded as an invaluable research tool in the fields of American and Jewish history. Many American Protestants and Catholics first learned of Jewish roots and branches in their family trees from Stern's data, which served as an important source for Stephen Birmingham's best-selling novel, The Grandees. ” (Gordon in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Excellent condition. (Sef-17-10).

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