The period between 1776-1826 signalled a major change in how Jewish identity was understood both by Jews and non-Jews throughout the Americas. Jews in the Americas, 1776-1826 brings this world of change to life by uniting important out-of-print primary sources on early American Jewish life with rare archival materials that can currently be found only in special collections in Europe, England, the United States, and the Caribbean.

chapter 1|77 pages

Family Life

chapter 2|115 pages

Life Cycles

chapter 3|76 pages


chapter 4|84 pages

Politics, Slavery, and Trade

chapter 5|82 pages

Literary Works and Religious Discourses