Table of Contents: American Jewish History, Volume 104, Number 1, 2020  

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Table of Contents: American Jewish History, Volume 104, Number 1, 2020

We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of American Jewish HistoryAmerican Jewish History is published by Johns Hopkins University Press and the American Jewish Historical Society. 

During the pandemic, Johns Hopkins Universtity Press has made its journals, including American Jewish History open access. Links to the articles and reviews in tis issue are included.

Best regards, 

Kirsten Fermaglich, Adam Mendelsohn, and Daniel Soyer, Editors

Nick Underwood, Managing Editor

Melissa R. Klapper, Book Review Editor

Research Articles

The Learning of the Jews and the Language of the Germans: Edward Isaacson in Utah and the Hebrew Book of Mormon

Michael Casper


Whose Jewishness? Inbal Dance Theater and Cold War American Spectatorship

Hannah Kosstrin


Jewish Genetic Potency: The Meaning of Jewish Ancestry in the 21st-Century United States

Dory Fox


The Integration of Jewish Refugees from Shanghai into Post-World War II San Francisco

Sara Halpern


Policing the Jewish Quarter: Progressive Law Enforcement and Jewish Vigilantism in the Age of Mass Migration, 1900–1920

Aaron Welt


Book Reviews

Print to Fit: The New York Times, Zionism and Israel 1896–2016 by Jerold S. Auerbach, reviewed by Laurel Leff

Splendor, Decline, and Rediscovery of Yiddish in Latin America ed. by Malena Chinski and Alan Astro, reviewed by Dalia Wassner


Making Judaism Safe for America: World War I and the Origins of Religious Pluralism by Jessica Cooperman, reviewed by David Weinfeld


Global Jewish Foodways: A History ed. by Hasia R. Diner and Simone Cinotto, reviewed by Jonathan Deutsch

Modernity and the Jews: Western Social Thought by Chad Allan Goldberg, reviewed by Yehoyada Amir

The Soul of Judaism: Jews of African Descent in America by Bruce D. Haynes, reviewed by Kate Rosenblatt

A Hundred Acres of America: The Geography of Jewish American Literary History by Michael Hoberman, reviewed by Shelley Fisher Fishkin

Women of Valor: Orthodox Jewish Troll Fighters, Crime Writers, and Rock Stars in Contemporary Literature and Culture by Karen E.H. Skinazil, reviewed by Leslie Ginsparg Klein