By Dawn’s Early Light. Jewish Contributions to American Culture from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War. Exhibition Text

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(183 words)

Editors & Curators

Simone Breton-Gravereau, Danièle Thibault.


New York City, USA, 2014. 30 pp., illustrations: 23 col., 2 b&w, 25.4 × 20.1 cm. English.


Center for Jewish History (16 March–16 June 2014)


Books, documents and other items reflecting the gradual and increasing engagement of Jews in American life and culture, their emerging dual identity as both Americans and Jews, and their contributions to society at large. Individual sections dedicated to: speeches, religious works, sermons, literature, scientific writings, theatrical and musical compositions, etc. Numerous individuals singled out for their specific contributions. Detailed descriptive entries for 26 exhibits. Complete basic listing. 138 items.


The exhibition was organized by the American Jewish Historical Society, featuring works from Princeton University Library’s Leonard L. Milberg ’53 Jewish-American Writers Collection, with additional materials from The Library Company of Philadelphia and the American Jewish Historical Society.

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MedicineMusicPortraitsPortraits, rabbisPrayerbooks/MahzorsTheater

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