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The Resource The accusation : blood libel in an American town, Edward Berenson

The accusation : blood libel in an American town, Edward Berenson

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The accusation : blood libel in an American town
Title
The accusation
Title remainder
blood libel in an American town
Statement of responsibility
Edward Berenson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On Saturday, September 22, 1928, Barbara Griffiths, age four, strayed into the woods surrounding the upstate village of Massena, New York. Hundreds of people looked everywhere for the child but could not find her. At one point, someone suggested that Barbara had been kidnapped and killed by Jews, and as the search continued, policemen and townspeople alike gave credence to the quickly spreading rumors. The allegation of ritual murder, known to Jews as “blood libel,” took hold. To believe in the accusation seems bizarre at first glance<U+2015>blood libel was essentially unknown in the United States. But a great many of Massena<U+2019>s inhabitants, both Christians and Jews, had emigrated recently from Central and Eastern Europe, where it was all too common. Historian Edward Berenson, himself a native of Massena, sheds light on the cross-cultural forces that ignited America<U+2019>s only known instance of blood libel, and traces its roots in Old World prejudice, homegrown antisemitism, and the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s. Residues of all three have persisted until the present day. More than just the disturbing story of one town<U+2019>s embrace of an insidious anti-Jewish myth, The Accusation is a shocking and perceptive exploration of American and European responses to antisemitism
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berenson, Edward
Dewey number
305.892/4074756
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blood accusation
  • Jews
  • Massena (N.Y.)
  • Antisemitism
Label
The accusation : blood libel in an American town, Edward Berenson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. The Accusation -- Chapter 2. Blood Libel in the Modern World -- Chapter 3. Who Done It : The Immigrants? -- Chapter 4. The Massena Case and American Antisemitism -- Chapter 5. The Election of 1928 -- Chapter 6. A National Affair
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780393249422
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019020009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2019020009
  • 682715
Label
The accusation : blood libel in an American town, Edward Berenson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. The Accusation -- Chapter 2. Blood Libel in the Modern World -- Chapter 3. Who Done It : The Immigrants? -- Chapter 4. The Massena Case and American Antisemitism -- Chapter 5. The Election of 1928 -- Chapter 6. A National Affair
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780393249422
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019020009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2019020009
  • 682715

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