Contents of Southern Jewish History By Volume

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Volume 20 (2017)
  • The Achievement of Mark K. Bauman, Stephen J. Whitfield
  • Four German Jewish Families and the Built Environment of Huntsville, Alabama, 1852–2017, Leonard Rogoff with Margaret Anne Goldsmith

Primary Sources

  • Monuments and Memory: Fort Worth’s World War I ”Tribute to Our Boys,” Hollace Ava Weiner and Lynna Kay Shuffield

Book Reviews

  • Alexander Z. Gurwitz, tr. Amram Prero, ed. Bryan Edward Stone, Memories of Two Generations: A Yiddish Life in Russia and Texas, reviewed by Jarrod Tanny
  • P. Allen Krause, ed. Mark K. Bauman with Stephen Krause, To Stand Aside or Stand Alone: Southern Reform Rabbis and the Civil Rights Movement, reviewed by Adam Meyer
  • Leonard Rogoff, Gertrude Weil: Jewish Progressive in the New South, reviewed by David Weinfeld

Exhibit Reviews

  • The First Jewish Americans: Freedom and Culture in the New World, reviewed by Hasia Diner

Film Review

  • Rosenwald, reviewed by Matthew H. Bernstein
Volume 19 (2016)

 

  • In the Board We Trust: Jewish Communal Arbitration Cases in Antebellum Charleston, South Carolina, Barry L. Stiefel
  • Nameless Graves: The Touro Infirmary Cemetery in New Orleans, 1888–1908, Florence M. Jumonville
  • “NCJW Joins the War on Poverty”: The National Council of Jewish Women and the Quest for Opportunity in 1960s Atlanta, Emily Alice Katz
  • Personality Profile: Esther Kahn Taylor: Hadassah Lady Turned Birth Control Advocate, Ellen G. Rafshoon

Primary Sources

  • Both Sides of the Same Coin: Two Atlantans in Israel’s War of Independence, Jeremy Katz

Book Reviews

  • Hasia Diner, Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way, reviewed by Anton Hieke
  • Debbie Z. Harwell, Wednesdays in Mississippi: Proper Ladies Working for Radical Change, Freedom Summer 1964, reviewed by Miyuki Kita
  • Tom Rice, White Robes, Silver Screens: Movies and the Making of the Ku Klux Klan, reviewed by Matthew H. Bernstein
  • Marlene Trestman, Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin, reviewed by Melvin I. Urofsky

Website Review

  • The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, reviewed by Anna Tucker

Exhibit Reviews

  • Seeking Justice: The Leo Frank Case Revisited, reviewed by Ellen G. Rafshoon
  • Congregation Mickve Israel Museum, reviewed by Lynn Levine

Film Review

  • Carvalho’s Journey, reviewed by Michael Hoberman
Volume 18 (2015)

  • Being Jewish in Columbus, Georgia: The Business, Politics, and Religion of Jacob and Isaac Moses, 1828–1890, Scott M. Langston
  • The Legal, Political, and Religious Legacy of an Extended Jewish Family, Joel William Friedman

Primary Sources

  • Louisiana Letters, 1855–1871: The Story of an Immigrant Jewish Family, Jay Silverberg

Book Reviews

  • Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett, Carolina Israelite: How Harry Golden Made Us Care about Jews, the South, and Civil Rights, reviewed by Hank Klibanoff
  • Nick Kotz, The Harness Maker’s Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas, reviewed by Allison Elizabeth Schottenstein
  • Monique Laney, German Rocketeers in the Heart of Dixie: Making Sense of the Nazi Past during the Civil Rights Era, reviewed by Dan J. Puckett
  • Caroline E. Light, That Pride of Race and Character: The Roots of Jewish Benevolence in the Jim Crow South, reviewed by Marni Davis
  • Adam D. Mendelsohn, The Rag Race: How Jews Sewed Their Way to Success in America and the British Empire, reviewed by Edward S. Shapiro
  • Jennifer A. Stollman, Daughters of Israel, Daughters of the South: Southern Jewish Women and Identity in the Antebellum and Civil War South, reviewed by Anton Hieke

Website Review

  • Jewish Atlantic World, website reviewed by Shari Rabin

Exhibit Reviews

  • The Life of the Synagogue, from the William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection, online exhibit reviewed by Rachel Gross
  • Of Passover and Pilgrimage: The Natchez Jewish Experience, exhibit reviewed by Joshua Cobbs Youngblood
Volume 17 (2014)

  • Marx Cohen and Clear Springs Plantation, Seth R. Clare
  • Rabbi Maurice Mayer: German Revolutionary, Charleston Reformer, and Anti-Abolitionist, Anton Hieke
  • A Certain Ambivalence: Florida’s Jews and the Civil War, Daniel R. Weinfeld
  • An Interview with Bernard Wax, Adam Mendelsohn
  • Postscript: Reminiscences and Observations, Bernard Wax

Primary Sources

  • In Southern States: Historical Texts from the Arbeter Ring’s Southern District (English Translation from Yiddish), Josh Parshall
  • Two Civil Rights Testimonies, Edward K. Kaplan

Book Reviews

  • Anton Hieke, Jewish Identity in the Reconstruction South: Ambivalence and Adaptation, reviewed by Lee Shai Weissbach
  • Dan J. Puckett, In the Shadow of Hitler: Alabama’s Jews, the Second World War, and the Holocaust, reviewed by Kirsten Fermaglich

Website Review

  • Gershwind-Bennett Isaac Leeser Digital Repository, website reviewed by Adam Mendelsohn
Volume 16 (2013)

  • A Tale of Two Cities’ Jewish Architects: Emile Weil of New Orleans and B. Marcus Priteca of Seattle, Eugene Normand
  • Edward Loewenstein’s Midcentury Architectural Innovation in North Carolina, Patrick Lee Lucas
  • The Arrival of a Provocateur: Responses to William Dudley Pelley in Asheville, 1930 to 1934, Seth Epstein
  • Black Mountain and Brandeis: Two Experiments in Higher Education, Stephen J. Whitfield

Primary Sources

  • Resettlement of Holocaust Survivors in Alabama, Dan J. Puckett
  • Melvin Wali Ali Feiler Meyer: A Student’s Struggle with Insider/Outsider Status in Civil Rights–Era Alabama, Dina Weinstein

Book Reviews

  • Janice Rothschild Blumberg, Prophet in a Time of Priests: Rabbi “Alphabet” Browne, 1845–1929: A Biography, reviewed by Lance Sussman
  • Jeff Clemmons, Rich’s: A Southern Institution, reviewed by Marni Davis

Exhibit Review

  • Passages through the Fire: Jews and the Civil War. American Jewish Historical Society and the Yeshiva University Museum, reviewed by Jeffrey S. Gurock
Volume 15 (2012)

  • Teaching Southern Jewish History: A Dialogue, Scott M. Langston and Bryan Edward Stone
  • Samuel and Saul Isaac: International Jewish Arms Dealers, Blockade Runners, and Civil War Profiteers, Adam Mendelsohn
  • Congressman Lyndon B. Johnson, Operation Texas, and Jewish Immigration, Claudia Wilson Anderson
  • Between the Borscht Belt and the Bible Belt: Crafting Southern Jewishness Through Chutzpah and Humor, Jarrod Tanny

Primary Sources

  • Zionism on the West Texas Plains, Stuart Rockoff

Book Reviews

  • Rich Cohen, The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King, reviewed by Stephen J. Whitfield
  • Marni Davis, Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition, reviewed by Thomas R. Pegram
  • Robert H. Gillette, The Virginia Plan: William B. Thalhimer and a Rescue from Nazi Germany, reviewed by Michael Murphy
  • Kathryn J. McGarr, The Whole Damn Deal: Robert Strauss and the Art of Politics, reviewed by Hollace Ava Weiner
  • Arthur Remillard, Southern Civil Religions: Imagining the Good Society in the Post-Reconstruction South, reviewed by Mitchell Snay

Exhibit Review

  • That You’ll Remember Me: Jewish Voices of the Civil War, Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives, reviewed by John Kneebone

Website Review

  • Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life, reviewed by Dina Pinsky
Volume 14 (2011)

  • Contextualizing the Franco-Jewish Experience in the South, Lee Shai Weissbach
  • A Tale of Two Cities: Race, Riots, and Religion in New Bern and Wilmington, North Carolina, 1898, Leonard Rogoff
  • Personality Profile—Paula Ackerman: Pioneer in the Pulpit, Ellen M. Umansky
  • 1A Southern Senator and Israel: Senator J. William Fulbright’s Accusations of Undue Influence over American Foreign Policy in the Middle East, Arlene Lazarowitz

Primary Sources

  • The Bible and Bombings: Southern Rabbis Respond During the Civil Rights Movement, Scott M. Langston

Book Reviews

  • Rebecca T. Albert, Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball, reviewed by Jeffrey S. Gurock
  • Anny Bloch-Raymond, Des berges du Rhin aux rives de Mississippi: Histoire et récits de migrants juifs, reviewed by Helen Y. Herman
  • Karen L. Cox, Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture, reviewed by Stephen J. Whitfield
  • Jonathan Sarna and Adam Mendelsohn, eds., Jews and the Civil War: A Reader, reviewed by Anton Hieke

Exhibit Reviews

  • National Museum of American Jewish History: Core Exhibition, Philadelphia, reviewed by J. Kime Lawson
  • Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina, traveling exhibition, reviewed by Patrick Lee Lucas

Website Review

  • The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, reviewed by Julian H. Preisler
Volume 13 (2010)

  • Jews at the Cape Fear Coast: A Portrait of Jewish Wilmington, NC, 1860–1880, Anton Hieke
  • That Spirit Must be Stamped Out: The Mutilation of Joseph Needleman and North Carolina’s Effort to Prosecute Lynch Mob Participants during the 1920s, Vann Newkirk
  • Kristallnacht and North Carolina: Reporting on Nazi Antisemitism in Black and White, Robert Drake
  • The Hermans of New Orleans: A Family in History, Stephen J. Whitfield
  • Rabbi Benjamin Schultz and the American Jewish League Against Communism: From McCarthy to Mississippi, Allen Krause

Primary Sources

  • Leo Frank Revisited: New Resources on an Old Subject, Sandra Berman
  • Necrology: Solomon Breibart (1914–2009), Janice Rothschild Blumberg

Book Reviews

  • Matthew H. Bernstein, Screening a Lynching: The Leo Frank Case on Film and Television, reviewed by Michael Rothschild
  • Benjamin Ginsberg, Moses of South Carolina: A Jewish Scalawag during Reconstruction, reviewed by Robert P. Bloomberg
  • Leonard Rogoff, Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina, reviewed by Michael Cohen
  • Hans J. Sternberg with James E. Shelledy, We Were Merchants: The Sternberg Family and the Story of Goudchaux’s and Maison Blanche Department Stores, reviewed by Mary L. Kwas
  • Bryan Edward Stone, The Chosen Folks: Jews on the Frontiers of Texas, reviewed by Stuart Rockoff
  • Clive Webb, Rabble Rousers: The American Far Right in the Civil Rights Era, reviewed by Leonard Dinnerstein
Volume 12 (2009)

  • Quick to the Party: The Americanization of Hanukkah and Southern Jewry, Dianne Ashton
  • Two Generations of the Abraham and Fanny Block Family: Internal Migration, Economics, Family, and the Jewish Frontier, Mary L. Kwas
  • Commerce and Community: A Business History of Jacksonville Jewry, Stephen J. Whitfield
  • Notes—A Second Eyewitness to Jim Conley’s Actions: The Leo Frank Case Revisited, Stephen Goldfarb

Primary Sources

  • Grassroots Reactions to Kishinev Pogrom in Fort Worth and Atlanta, Hollace Ava Weiner and Sandra Berman

Exhibit Reviews

  • Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges, Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, reviewed by Philip Kasinitz
  • Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America through Galveston Island, 1846–1924, Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin, Texas, reviewed by Bryan Edward Stone
  • Voices of Lombard Street: A Century of Change in East Baltimore, Jewish Museum of Maryland, Baltimore, reviewed by Marni Davis
Volume 11 (2008)

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Primary Sources: Tales of Two Weddings

  • Henrietta Shebeiner marries Aaron Davis, June 7, 1870, Eufaula, Alabama, Daniel R. Weinfeld
  • Rosa Benjamin marries Jacob Katz, July 7, 1886, Micanopy, Florida, Rachel Heimovics Braun and Marcia Jo Zerivitz

Book Review

  • Hollace Ava Weiner, Jewish ‘Junior League’: The Rise and Demise of the Fort Worth Council of Jewish Women, reviewed by Ieva Zake
Volume 10 (2007)

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SJHS Memories

Review Essays

Book Reviews

  • Andrea Greenbaum, ed., Jews of South Florida, reviewed by Mark I. Greenberg
  • Eliza R. L. McGraw, Two Covenants: Representations of Southern Jewishness, reviewed by Bryan Edward Stone
  • Mary Stanton, 2The Hand of Esau: Montgomery’s Jewish Community and the Bus Boycott, reviewed by Dan J. Puckett
  • Deborah R. Weiner, Coalfield Jews: An Appalachian History, reviewed by Dana M. Greene
  • Hollace Ava Weiner and Kenneth D. Roseman, eds., Lone Stars of David: The Jews of Texas, reviewed by Bobbie Malone
Volume 9 (2006)

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Necrology: Saul Viener (1921–2006), Bernard Wax

Review Essay: Jews, Whiteness, and Civil Rights, Ronald H. Bayor

Book Reviews

  • Marcie Cohen Ferris, Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South, reviewed by Hasia R. Diner
  • Valerie Frey, Kaye Kole, and Luciana Spracher, Voices of Savannah: Selections from the Oral History Collection of the Savannah Jewish Archives, reviewed by Mark I. Greenberg
  • Laurie Gunst, Off-White: A Memoir, reviewed by Cheryl Greenberg
  • C. S. Monaco, Moses Levy of Florida: Jewish Utopian and Antebellum Reformer, reviewed by Saul S. Friedman
Volume 8 (2005)

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Necrology: Samuel Proctor (1919–2005), Chris Monaco

Book Reviews

  • David J. Ginzl, Stein Mart: An American Story of Roots, Family and Building a Greater Dream, reviewed by Hollace A. Weiner
  • Jeffrey Gurock, Orthodoxy in Charleston: Brith Sholom Beth Israel and American Jewish History, reviewed by Deborah R. Weiner
  • Clara Silverstein, White Girl: A Story of School Desegregation, reviewed by Adam Mendelsohn
  • Lee Shai Weissbach, Jewish Life in Small Town America: A History, reviewed by Leonard Rogoff
Volume 7 (2004)

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Historian Profiles

Notes and Documents: A Prussian-born Jewish Woman on the Florida Frontier: Excerpts from the Memoir of Bertha Zadek Dzialynski, Canter Brown, Jr.

Book Reviews

  • Emily Bingham, Mordecai: An Early American Family, reviewed by Jennifer A. Stollman
  • Alan M. Kraut, Goldberger’s War: The Life and Work of a Public Health Crusader, reviewed by Jane Rothstein
  • Raymond A. Mohl with Matilda “Bobbi” Graff and Shirley M. Zoloth, South of the South: Jewish Activists and the Civil Rights Movement in Miami, 1945–1950, reviewed by Deborah Dash Moore
  • Steve Oney, And the Dead Shall Rise: The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank, reviewed by Marni Davis
Volume 1 (1998)

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The Journal of the Southern Jewish Historical Society (1958-1963)
Three issues of a peer-edited journal were produced by the Southern Jewish Historical Society between 1958 and 1963. They are available below as full volumes.


Volume 1, Number 1 (November 1958)

  • Foreword, Dr. Jacob R. Marcus
  • Moses Myers and the Early Jewish Community of Norfolk, Dr. Malcolm H. Stern
  • Acquisitions to SJHS Collection at Valentine Museum
  • Tombstones That Tell a Story, Charleston's Historic Coming Street Cemetery, Thomas J. Tobias
  • Franklin J. Moses: Chief Justice of South Carolina, Harry Simonhoff

Volume 1, Number 2 (October 1959)

  • Religious Freedom and the Jew in Colonial Virginia, Louis Ginsberg
  • Rebecca Gratz and Henry Clay: an American Jewess Observes a Leader’s Drive for the Presidency, Dr. Joseph R. Rosenbloom
  • Rev. M. J. Michelbacher (Illustration)
  • A Letter from Herman Hecht to his Son Armand Hecht
  • Monticello and the Levy Family, Dr. Malcolm H. Stern
  • George Jacobs, A Versatile Jew, Emilie V. Jacobs

Volume 1, Number 3 (November 1963)

  • The American Civil War, Robert W. Waitt Jr.
  • Not Forgotten—Henry Gintzberger—Private C.S.A., J. Ambler Johnston
  • Acrostic for Rosa Cohn, W. Flegenheimer
  • Some Notes on the History of the Organized Jewish Community of Norfolk, Virginia, Malcolm H. Stern
  • Program for Confederate Memorial Ceremony—Hebrew Cemetery