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Sources for Teaching about Antisemitism

The following list of sources was assembled by panelists for the Center’s 11/7/2018 discussion of anti-Semitism and related prejudice.

Bale, Anthony. The Jew in the Medieval Book: English Antisemitisms 1350–1500. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Berezin, Mabel. Illiberal Politics in Neoliberal Times: Culture, Security and Populism in the New Europe. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Blobaum, Robert. Anti-Semitism and Its Opponents in Modern Poland. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005.

Caputo, Nina, and Hannah Johnson, eds. Special issue, ‘The Holocaust and the Middle Ages.’ postmedieval 5.3 (2014).

Cheyette, Bryan. Constructions of ‘the Jew’ in English Literature and Society: Racial Representations, 1875-1945. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Cheyette, Bryan, ed. Between “Race” and Culture: Representations of “the Jew” in English and American Literature. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996.

Davis, Angela Y, and Cornel West. Freedom Is a Constant Struggle : Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2016.

Diner, Hasia, R. The Jews of the United States, 1654 to 2000. Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 2004.

- - -. A New Promised Land: A History of Jews in America. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Dobkowski, Michael N. The Tarnished Dream: The Basis of American Anti-Semitism. Westport and London: Greenwood Press, 1979.

Eley, Geoff. Nazism as Fascism: Violence, Ideology, and the Ground of Consent in Germany, 1930-1945. London: Routledge, 2013.

Eliav-Feldon, Miriam, Benjamin Isaac, and Joseph Ziegler, eds. The Origins of Racism in the West. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Erdman, Harley. Staging the Jew: The Performance of an American Ethnicity, 1860-1920. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1997.

Fekete, Liz. Europe’s Fault Lines: Racism and the Rise of the Right. London: Verso, 2018.

Felsenstein, Frank. Anti-Semitic Stereotypes. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1995.

Freedman, Jonathan. “Henry James and the Discourses of Antisemitism.” Between “Race” and Culture: Representations of “the Jew” in English and American Literature. Ed. Bryan Cheyette. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996. 62-84.

Friedman, Lester D. Hollywood’s Image of the Jew. New York: Frederick Ungar, 1982.

Gilman, Sander. The Jew’s Body. New York and London: Routledge, 1991.    

Gow, Andrew C. The Red Jews: Antisemitism in an Apocalyptic Age, 1200-1600. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1995.

Grayzel, Solomon. A History of the Jews. Plume, 1968.

Higham, John. Send These to Me: Immigration in Urban America. Revised Edition. Baltimore:  The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984.

- - -. Strangers in the Land: Patterns of American Nativism 1860-1925. New York: Atheneum, 1975.

Jacobson, Matthew Frye. Barbarian Virtues: The United States Encounters Foreign Peoples at Home and Abroad, 1876-1917. New York: Hill and Wang, 2000.

- - -. Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 1998.                                                                  

Johnson, Hannah. Blood Libel: The Ritual Murder Accusation at the Limit of Jewish History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2012.

Kobrynskyy, Oleksandr, and Gerd Bayer, eds. Holocaust Cinema in the Twenty-First Century: Memory, Images, and the Ethics of Representation. New York: Wallflower Press, 2015.

Kruger, Steven. The Spectral Jew: Conversion and Embodiment in Medieval Europe. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005.

Krummel, Miriamne. Crafting Jewishness in Medieval England: Legally Absent, Virtually Present. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2011.

Lavezzo, Kathy. The Accommodated Jew: English Antisemitism from Bede to Milton. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016.

Main, Thomas J. The Rise of the Alt-Right. Washington, DC: Brookings Institute Press, 2018.

Mintz, Alan L. Popular Culture and the Shaping of Holocaust Memory in America. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2001.

Moore, R. I. The Formation of a Persecuting Society: Power and Deviance in Western Europe, 950–1250. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 1987. Expanded edition, 2007.

Rensmann, Lars, and Julius H. Schoeps. Politics and Resentment: Antisemitism and Counter-Cosmopolitanism in the European Union. Leiden: Brill, 2010.

Rothberg, Michael. Traumatic Realism: The Demands of Holocaust Representation. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2000.

Rubin, Miri. Gentile Tales: The Narrative Assault on Late Medieval Jews. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999.

Sarfatti, Michele. The Jews in Mussolini’s Italy: From Equality to Persecution. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2006.

Spiegelman, Art. Maus. New York: Pantheon, 1993.

Wilson, Kristi M, and Crowder-Taraborrelli Tomás F, eds. Film and Genocide. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2012.



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