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By Jonathan D. Sarna, Benjamin Shapell

One hundred and fifty years after Abraham Lincoln's dying, the entire tale of his notable courting with Jews is informed the following for the 1st time. Lincoln and the Jews: A History offers readers either with an enthralling narrative of his interactions with Jews, and with the chance to immerse themselves in infrequent manuscripts and photographs, many from the Shapell Lincoln assortment, that express Lincoln in a manner he hasn't ever been visible before.

Lincoln's lifetime coincided with the emergence of Jews at the nationwide scene within the usa. while he used to be born, in 1809, scarcely 3,000 Jews lived within the complete kingdom. by the point of his assassination in 1865, large-scale immigration, largely from vital Europe, had introduced that quantity as much as greater than 150,000. Many american citizens, together with participants of Lincoln's cupboard and lots of of his most sensible generals throughout the Civil conflict, have been alarmed by means of this improvement and handled Jews as second-class voters and spiritual outsiders. Lincoln, this booklet indicates, exhibited exactly the contrary tendency. He additionally expressed a uniquely deep wisdom of the previous testomony, applying its language and ideas in a few of his most crucial writings. He befriended Jews from a tender age, promoted Jewish equality, appointed various Jews to public place of work, had Jewish advisors and supporters beginning already from the early 1850s, in addition to later in the course of his presidential campaigns, and in accordance with Jewish sensitivities, even replaced the best way he inspiration and spoke approximately the US. via his activities and his rhetoric―replacing "Christian nation," for instance, with "this country below God"―he embraced Jews as insiders.

In this groundbreaking paintings, the made from meticulous learn, historian Jonathan D. Sarna and collector Benjamin Shapell demonstrate how Lincoln's amazing dating with American Jews impacted either his route to the presidency and his coverage judgements as president. the quantity uncovers a brand new and formerly unknown characteristic of Abraham Lincoln's lifestyles, one who broadened him, and, for that reason, broadened America.

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Henry Asbury to Abraham Lincoln (July 28, 1858), Lincoln Papers, LOC. sixty two. CW 2, 533. sixty three. Abraham Jonas to AL (July 30, 1858), Abraham Lincoln Papers, LOC; CW 2, 533-34; three, 37-38; John E.

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