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By Eric J. Sundquist

In a tradition deeply divided alongside ethnic strains, the concept the connection among blacks and Jews used to be idea special―indeed, serious to the reason for civil rights―might look unusual. but the significance of blacks for Jews and Jews for blacks in conceiving of themselves as american citizens, whilst either remained outsiders to the privileges of complete citizenship, is an issue of voluminous yet confusing list. it's this checklist, written around the annals of yankee background and literature, tradition and society, that Eric Sundquist investigates. A huge paintings of literary feedback and cultural historical past, Strangers within the Land attracts upon politics, sociology, legislation, faith, and pop culture to light up a necessary, hugely conflicted interethnic partnership over the process a century.

Sundquist explores how reactions to a number of interlocking issues―the biblical Exodus, the Holocaust, Zionism, and the country of Israel―became serious to black–Jewish kinfolk. He charts unstable debates over social justice and liberalism, anti-Semitism and racism, via prolonged analyses of fiction by way of Bernard Malamud, Paule Marshall, Harper Lee, and William Melvin Kelley, in addition to the juxtaposition of authors corresponding to Saul Bellow and John A. Williams, Lori Segal and Anna Deavere Smith, Julius Lester and Philip Roth. attractive a variety of thinkers and writers on race, civil rights, the Holocaust, slavery, and similar issues, and slicing throughout disciplines to set works of literature in ancient context, Strangers within the Land deals an encyclopedic account of questions primary to trendy American culture.

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