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The Price of Whiteness:
Jews, Race, and American Identity
Eric L. Goldstein

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

LIST OF FIGURES ix
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xi
INTRODUCTION 1

PART I: THE JEWISH "RACE" IN AMERICA, 1875-1895

CHAPTER 1: "Different Blood Flows in Our Veins": Race and Jewish Self-Definition in Late-Nineteenth-Century America 11

PART II: JEWS IN BLACK AND WHITE, 1896-1918

CHAPTER 2: The Unstable Other: Locating Jews in Progressive Era American Racial Discourse 35
CHAPTER 3: "Now Is the Time to Show Your True Colors": The Jewish Approach to African Americans 51
CHAPTER 4: "What Are We?":Jewishness between Race and Religion 86

PART III: CONFRONTING JEWISH DIFFERENCE, 1919-1935

CHAPTER 5: Race and the "Jewish Problem" in Interwar America 119
CHAPTER 6: "A White Race of Another Kind"? 138
CHAPTER 7: Wrestling with Racial Jewishness 165

PART IV: FROM OLD CHALLENGES TO NEW, 1936-1950

CHAPTER 8: World War II and the Transformation of Jewish Racial Identity 189
EPILOGUE: Jews, Whiteness, and "Tribalism" in Multicultural America 209

NOTES 241
INDEX 293

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