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White Ethnic New York: Jews, Catholics, and the Shaping of Postwar Politics

Joshua M. Zeitz

Abstract

Historians of postwar American politics often identify race as a driving force in the dynamically shifting political culture. This book instead places religion and ethnicity at the fore, arguing that ethnic conflict among Irish Catholics, Italian Catholics, and Jews in New York City had a decisive impact on the shape of liberal politics long before black-white racial identity politics entered the political lexicon. Understanding ethnicity as an intersection of class, national origins, and religion, it demonstrates that the white ethnic populations of New York had significantly diverging views ... More

Keywords: race, political culture, religion, ethnicity, ethnic conflict, Irish Catholics, Italian Catholics, Jews, liberal politics, New York City

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780807830956
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807872802_zeitz

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua M. Zeitz, author

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