A Pioneering Work

By David R. Parsons

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), March 2006

The author reviews "The Provincials: A Personal History of Jews in the South" by Eli N. Evans, a work that is considered the first genuine attempt to chronicle and interpret the development of Jewish life in the American South. He writes that the book's conventional prose and interweaving of family memoirs with a broader historical narrative give it a special appeal. However, he maintains that it suffers somewhat from a clear lack of chronological or thematic order. On the whole though, the author believes that the book makes clear why Jewish communities are flourishing today in Southern soil.

Topic: History, Antisemitism, Jewish Identification, Religion

Name of Publication: Jewish Political Studies Review

Volume/Issue: Vol. 18/No. 1-2

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Genre: Book Review

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Parsons, David R. A Pioneering Work. Jewish Political Studies Review. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). March 2006: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2353


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