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by Stephen Birmingham

Download The Grandees: The Story of America's Sephardic Elite (Modern Jewish History) eBook
ISBN:
0815604599
Author:
Stephen Birmingham
Category:
Social Sciences
Language:
English
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press (March 1, 1997)
Pages:
386 pages
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1851 kb
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Rating:
4.6
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Great history book on the struggles that this particular class of Jews faced.

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Stephen Birmingham is a preeminent social historian, known for his books The Right People, Real Lace, and The Grandees. The Grandees: The Story of America's Sephardic Elite (Modern Jewish History). Our Crowd: The Great Jewish Families of New York.

This is the story over three centuries of power, achievement, scandal an. .

Decendents of the original 23 Jewish families who arrived in New York in 1654, the Sephardic Jews began a tradition of wealth, pride and exclusiveness. This is the story over three centuries of power, achievement, scandal and folly, elegant lifestyles and flamboyant personalities.

Start by marking The Grandees: America's Sephardic Elite as Want to Read . Interesting history of America's first Sephardim.

Start by marking The Grandees: America's Sephardic Elite as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Stephen Birmingham sheds light on this segment of Jewish society who viewed other Jews as peasants & ardently shunned all publicity. I was captivated by this book.

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Knowing very little about Jewish history, I found this book constantly amazing me, by pointing out .

Knowing very little about Jewish history, I found this book constantly amazing me, by pointing out the Jewish players of historical events (players that most school textbooks omit from their narrations). The timeline jumps back and forth a bit; later chapters will reference "future" events of certain characters, which have already been explained in previous chapters

The Sephardic Jews began a tradition of wealth, pride, and exclusiveness that .

The Sephardic Jews began a tradition of wealth, pride, and exclusiveness that continues to this day. Stephen Birmingham sheds light on this segment of Jewish society who viewed other Jews as peasants and ardently shunned all publicity. It is the story of over three centuries of power and achievement, scandal and folly, elegant lifestyles, and sometimes flamboyant personalities - a story only Stephen Birmingham could tell with characteristic spellbinding skill.

The Grandees: America's Sephardic Elite. by Stephen Birmingham. From author of Our Crowd Stephen Birmingham, The Grandees delves into the lives of the Sephardim and their historic accomplishments, illuminating the insulated world of these early Americans. Birmingham reveals how these families, with descendants including poet Emma Lazarus, Barnard College founder Annie Nathan Meyer, and Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo, influenced-and continue to influence-American society.

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The Grandees: America's Sephardic Elite Stephen Birmingham. 2. Publisher : Open Road Media Release Date : 2015-12-01. 3. The true story of the first Jewish immigrants to the New World, their private society and stunning success, and their lasting impact on contemporary America In 1654, twenty-three Jewish families arrived in New Amsterdam (now New York) aboard a French privateer.

The Sephardic Jews began a tradition of wealth, pride, and exclusiveness that continues to this day. Stephen Birmingham sheds light on this segment of Jewish society who viewed other Jews as peasants and ardently shunned all publicity. It is the story of over three centuries of power and achievement, scandal and folly, elegant lifestyles, and sometimes flamboyant personalities - a story only Stephen Birmingham could tell with characteristic spellbinding skill.
  • Hellblade
Great information on a very rarely spoken about topic. Shows another dimension of European Jewish involvement in the Atlantic slave trade.
  • Dellevar
I'd love to see a program (maybe PBS) made of this.
  • Tamesya
AN EXCELLENT RESOURCE.
  • Cerekelv
I loved it the first time I read it - still do the copy was in great condition.
  • Early Waffle
A subject I knew nothing about. It takes you back further than the founding generation. Written in an entertaining style. Very interesting.
  • Qag
I have not started to read this book yet but it looks like great historiacal novel. I love the rich jewish history
  • Chinon
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In 1654 a boat full of refugees landed on the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, now a days called New York. These 23 families  would comprise the original 23 families of the American.Sephardic Elite. Back in Spain they had lived a life of opulence, nobility and dignity. They had a higher culture than the other Jews of Europe. As the Christians reconquered Spain things started turning against the Jews. It was interesting to know that it was Jewish nobility that made the match between Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand. They were the royals who authored the inquisition but it was really a project of the Catholic Church. It is worth pondering as to whether the royals we're really that antisemitic. They could have been pressured by the Emperor of Europe or Catholic Church.

As Jews were forced to either convert to Catholicism,die or flee Spain. Many JEws went to Turkey and other Muslim countries. Other Jews made their way to Portugal and then finally to Holland.  From Holland the Jews would go to the Dutch colony of Brazil  Once the Portoguese retook Brazil the Jews would flee again. Enroute to other parts of the New World their ship would would be taken by pirates. THe captain would ransom them and then demand repayment once trey reached New Yoork. Mayor Stuyesavant would give them problems .

Among the families of Spanish Sephardim were the De Sola Pools, Nathans, Hendricks', Levi, Gomez and others. Together they formed an upper crust elite who stayed quietly amongst themselves and avoided publicity. THey married amongst each other and started their own synagogues. THey also played major roles in all aspect of AMerican life. Some were traders who brought slaves and rum to the New World. Some like Uriah Levy served valiantly in the US navy and still had to battle antisemitism. Many played a part in bringing furs to the colonies. Some bankrolled presidents.

When the  German Jews started to arrive they found Sepohardic synagogues already up and running. The Grandees did not always welcomed the German Jews with open arms , in fact they looked down on them at first. OF copuirse intermarriage would take it's toll and they would eventually intermarry with non Jews and German Jews. Eventually the restrictions would relax.

The book is an informative quick read that moves along like a well crafted novel. I managed to read the book in three days. If you are into Sephardic or American Jewish history take a look at this book.
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I didn't know much about the Sephardim, though I have am descended from some. I was fascinated about the Jewish-Moorish links and also, the prominence of so many Jews in Spain, Italy, Portugal, before the Inquisition. The characters virtually sprang off the page, though of course the details available for those of later date were more available than for the Dark Ages. I would have been fascinated to know more about that...

It was also interesting to learn about the entangled family trees.

To the other reviewer, I'd note that people always want to read about scandal and actions outside the ordinary. And it is certainly true that like any other preeminent members of society, they were exclusive in nature rather than inclusive.

I bought this book originally as a souvenir at the State Museum of Virginia in Richmond over a year ago and it's remarkable how many details I still remember. The book really sticks to you!

Plus, it really adds to other areas of study that you may follow -- whether you are into Medieval era, Dark Ages, weaponry/torture, the Diaspora, Colonial Era, Jewish-Arab relations, the Catholic Church.