Specific readings for “Privilege and Prejudice” can be found under the individual days in this website’s schedule pages for Week One and Week Two.

See below for a list of core readings. For additional recommended titles and a topical list of research materials, click here.

• Ben-Ur, Aviva. “Jews of Savannah in Atlantic Perspective.” In The Sephardic Atlantic: Colonial Histories and Postcolonial Perspectives, eds. Sina Rauschenbach and Jonathan Schorsch (forthcoming, 2018).
• Blight, David W. “Regeneration and Reconstruction.” In Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002, 31–63.
• Cohen, Michael R. “Timing is Everything.” In Cotton Capitalists: American Jewish Entrepreneurship in the Reconstruction Era. New York University Press, 2017. 82-123.
• Davis, Marni. “Despised Merchandise: American Jewish Liquor Entrepreneurs and Their Critics.” In Chosen Capital: The Jewish Encounter with American Capitalism, ed. Rebecca Kobrin. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2012: 113–140.
• Evans, Eli N. “The War Between Jewish Brothers in America.” In Jews and the Civil War, ed. Jonathan D. Sarna and Adam Mendelsohn. New York University Press, 2010: 27–46.
• Ferris, Marcie C. “Introduction,” “Outsiders: Travelers and Newcomers Encounter the Early South,” and “Branding the Edible New South.” In The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region. Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 2014: 1–5, 7–22, 188–212.
• Ferris, Marcie C. “Feeding the Jewish Soul in the Delta Diaspora,” Southern Cultures 10:3 (Fall 2004): 52–85.
• Gilroy, Paul. “The Black Atlantic as a Counterculture.” In The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness. New York: Verso, 1993: 1–40
• Glatthaar, Joseph T. Soldiering in the Army of Northern Virginia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Pres, 2011.
• Goldstein, Eric L. “‘Now is the Time to Show Your True Colors’: Southern Jews, Whiteness, and the Rise of Jim Crow.” In Jewish Roots in Southern Soil, eds. Marcie Ferris Cohen and Mark I. Greenberg. Waltham: Brandeis University Press, 2006: 134–155.
• Heyrman, Christine. “Prologue: Canaan’s Language.” Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997: 3–27.
• Johnson, Charles. “The End of the Black American Narrative.” The American Scholar (Summer 2008). https://theamericanscholar.org/the–end–of–the–black–american–narrative/.
• Joselit, Jenna Weissman. “Land of Promise: The Eastern European Jewish Experience in South Carolina.” In A Portion of the People: Three Hundred Years of Southern Jewish Life, eds. Theodore Rosengarten and Dale Rosengarten. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2002: 22–30.
• Joselit, Jenna Weissman. “Kitchen Judaism.” In The Wonders of America: Reinventing Jewish Culture, 1880–1950. NY: Hill and Wang, 1994: 171–218.
• Korn, Bertram W. American Jewry and the Civil War. (1951). Reprint, With introduction by Allen Nevins. Jewish Publication Society, 2009.
• Korn, Bertram W. “Jews and Negro Slavery in the Old South, 1789–1865,” Jews and the Civil War, Jonathan D. Sarna and Adam Mendelsohn, eds. New York University Press, 2010: 87–122.
• Kruse, Kevin. “The City Too Busy to Hate: Atlanta and the Politics of Progress.” White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism. Princeton University Press, 2005: 19–41.
• Lassiter, Matthew D. and Joseph Crespino, eds. “Introduction: The End of Southern History.” The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010, 3–24.
• Robert Liberles, “Conflict over Reforms: The Case of Congregation Beth Elohim, Charleston, South Carolina,” in The American Synagogue: A Sanctuary Transformed, ed. Jack Wertheimer. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003, 274–292.
• Melnick, Ralph. “Billy Simons: The Black Jew of Charleston.” American Jewish Archives 32 (April 1980): 3–8. http://americanjewisharchives.org/publications/journal/PDF/1980_32_01_00_melnick.pdf.
• Morris, J. Brent. “Constructing Reconstruction: Race, Memory, and the Post–bellum Divide.” In The Routledge Handbook of the American South, ed. Maggi Morehouse. New York: Routledge, 2016. 206-219.
• Oral History Archives. In Jewish Heritage Collection at the College of Charleston Addlestone Library. http://jhc.cofc.edu/oral–history–archives/
• Rabin, Shari. “Mohelim, not Missionaries: Insider and Outsider Bodies in Southern Religious History,” Journal of Southern Religion 18 (2016): http://jsreligion.org/vol18/rabin/
• Reimers, David M. “Asian Immigrants in the South.” In Globalization and the American South, eds. James Charles Cobb and William Whitney Stueck. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2005: 100–134.
• Rockoff, Stuart. “Carpetbaggers, Jacklegs, and Bolting Republicans: Jews in Reconstruction Politics in Ascension Parish, Louisiana.” American Jewish History 97:1 (March 2013): 39–64.
• Rosengarten, Dale. “Sanctified by War: A Tale of Two Silver Baskets,” in Southern Cultures 23:3 (Fall 2017), http://www.southerncultures.org/article/sanctified-by-war/
• Rosengarten, Theodore and Dale Rosengarten, eds. “Little Jerusalem” and “Pledging Allegiance.” In A Portion of the People: Three Hundred Years of Southern Jewish Life. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2002: 145–179.
• Sarna, Jonathan D. “Port Jews in the Atlantic: Further Thoughts.” Jewish History 20:2 (2006): 213–19.
• “South Carolina Jews Tell Their Stories.” In Jewish Heritage Collection at the College of Charleston Addlestone Library. http://jhc.cofc.edu/south–carolina–jews–tell–their–stories/
• Webb, Clive. Fight against Fear: Southern Jews and Black Civil Rights. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2003. 114-216.
• Webb, Clive. “Jewish Merchants and Their Black Customers in the Age of Jim Crow” in Southern Jewish History 2 (1999): 55–80.
• Weissbach, Lee Shai. “Introduction,” Jewish Life in Small–Town America: A History. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006. 1-11.
• Winner, Lauren F. “Taking Up the Cross: Conversion among Black and White Jews in the Civil War South.” In Southern Families at War, ed. Catherine Clinton. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000: 193–210.
• Woodward, C. Vann. “The Irony of History.” The Burden of Southern History (1960). Updated third edition: foreword by William E. Leuchtenburg. Louisiana State University Press, 2008: 187–212.
• Zola, Gary P. “Why Study Southern Jewish History?” Southern Jewish History 1 (1998): 1–21.
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