By Cheryl Lynn Greenberg
Was there ever fairly a black-Jewish alliance in twentieth-century the US? And if there has been, what occurred to it? In Troubling the Waters, Cheryl Greenberg solutions those questions extra definitively than they've got ever been spoke back prior to, drawing the richest portrait but of what used to be much less an alliance than a tumultuous political engagement--but one who energized the civil rights revolution, formed the time table of liberalism, and affected the process American politics as a whole.
Drawing on wide new examine within the files of organisations corresponding to the NAACP and the Anti-Defamation League, Greenberg exhibits particular black-Jewish political courting did certainly exist, specially from the Nineteen Forties to the mid-1960s--its so-called "golden era"--and that this engagement galvanized and broadened the civil rights circulate. yet even in this heyday, she demonstrates, the black-Jewish courting was once something yet inevitable or untroubled. quite, cooperation and clash coexisted all through, with tensions because of financial clashes, ideological disagreements, Jewish racism, and black anti-Semitism, in addition to adjustments at school and the depth of discrimination confronted through each one team. those tensions make the increase of the connection all of the extra surprising--and its decline more uncomplicated to understand.
Tracing the expansion, height, and deterioration of black-Jewish engagement over the process the 20th century, Greenberg exhibits that the heritage of this courting is especially a lot the background of yank liberalism--neither as golden in its top years nor as absolute in its cave in as ordinarily thought.
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Troubling the Waters: Black-Jewish Relations in the American Century (Politics and Society in Modern America) by Cheryl Lynn Greenberg