Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Jews and the Civil War – A Reader - NYU Press Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jews and the Civil War: A Reader

Jonathan D. Sarna and Adam D. Mendelsohn


At least 8,000 Jewish soldiers fought for the Union and Confederacy during the Civil War. A few served together in Jewish companies while most fought alongside Christian comrades. Yet even as they stood “shoulder-to-shoulder” on the front lines, they encountered unique challenges. This book assembles scholarship on Jews and the Civil War, little known even to specialists in the field. The chapters are grouped into seven thematic sections—Jews and Slavery, Jews and Abolition, Rabbis and the March to War, Jewish Soldiers during the Civil War, The Home Front, Jews as a Class, and Aftermath—each w ... More

Keywords: slavery, Jewish soldiers, Civil War, abolition, rabbis, Jews, Union, Confederacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780814740910
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814740910.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan D. Sarna, editor

Adam D. Mendelsohn, editor

Show Summary Details

subscribe or login to access all content.