Item #264462 Jewish Confederates. Robert N. Rosen.

Jewish Confederates

University of South Carolina Press, October 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. Used - Very Good / Very Good. Item #264462
ISBN: 1570033633

Details Jewish participation on the Civil War battlefield and throughout the Southern home front

In The Jewish Confederates, Robert N. Rosen introduces readers to the community of Southern Jews of the 1860s, revealing the remarkable breadth of Southern Jewry's participation in the war and their commitment to the Confederacy. Intrigued by the apparent irony of their story, Rosen weaves a complex chronicle that outlines how Southern Jews--many of them recently arrived immigrants from Bavaria, Prussia, Hungary, and Russia who had fled European revolutions and anti-Semitic governments--attempted to navigate the fraught landscape of the American Civil War.

This chronicle relates the experiences of officers, enlisted men, businessmen, politicians, nurses, rabbis, and doctors. Rosen recounts the careers of important Jewish Confederates; namely, Judah P. Benjamin, a member of Jefferson Davis's cabinet; Col. Abraham C. Myers, quartermaster general of the Confederacy; Maj. Adolph Proskauer of the 125th Alabama; Maj. Alexander Hart of the Louisiana 5th; and Phoebe Levy Pember, the matron of Richmond's Chimborazo Hospital. He narrates the adventures and careers of Jewish officers and profiles the many Jewish soldiers who fought in infantry, cavalry, and artillery units in every major campaign.


Small quarto. { 7' x 10 & 1/2'} Maroon cloth covered spine with stamped gold lettering. Slightly bowed spine. Grey paper covered boards. Street map of Richmond, Virginia, end pages front and back. Top corners of boards front & back bumped. Front board corner bumped hard enough to cause tiny split in cloth at one-eixteenth inch from corner. Signed by Rosen on title page. Complete number string on copyright page. [517 pp.]

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