Jews and Muslims in British Colonial America: A Genealogical History by Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman

Jews and Muslims in British Colonial America: A Genealogical History

byElizabeth Caldwell Hirschman, Donald N. Yates

Kobo ebook | February 15, 2012

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Americans have learned in elementary school that their country was founded by a group of brave, white, largely British Christians. Modern reinterpretations recognize the contributions of African and indigenous Americans, but the basic premise has persisted. This groundbreaking study fundamentally challenges the traditional national storyline by postulating that many of the initial colonists were actually of Sephardic Jewish and Muslim Moorish ancestry. Supporting references include historical writings, ship manifests, wills, land grants, DNA test results, genealogies, and settler lists that provide for the first time the Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic, and Jewish origins of more than 5,000 surnames, the majority widely assumed to be British. By documenting the widespread presence of Jews and Muslims in prominent economic, political, financial and social positions in all of the original colonies, this innovative work offers a fresh perspective on the early American experience.

Title:Jews and Muslims in British Colonial America: A Genealogical HistoryFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 15, 2012Publisher:McFarland & Company, Inc., PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0786489065

ISBN - 13:9780786489060

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