The First Jews in North America: The Extraordinary Story Of The Hart Family  (1760-1860) by Denis VaugeoisThe First Jews in North America: The Extraordinary Story Of The Hart Family  (1760-1860) by Denis Vaugeois

The First Jews in North America: The Extraordinary Story Of The Hart Family (1760-1860)

byDenis VaugeoisTranslated byKathe Roth

Paperback | June 1, 2012

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Filled with original documents and vintage illustrations, this history chronicles the lives of the Hart family—a Jewish family who settled in predominantly Catholic Trois-Rivières, Quebec, in 1761. Following Aaron Hart and his descendants for a century, this account not only bares the Jewish struggle for equality and freedom, but also delineates the contributions made by the various family members—including the passing of the Jewish Emancipation Act in 1832 and the creation of the Hart Memorial Trophy for the National Hockey League’s Most Valuable Player. A fascinating and comprehensive read, this book breaks new ground in its examination of the Jewish experience in North America.

Denis Vaugeois is a historian, a publisher, and the author of various books on North American and European history, including America: The Lewis & Clark Expedition and the Dawn of a New Power and Mapping a Continent. He is also Quebec’s former minister of cultural affairs. He lives in Quebec City, Quebec. Käthe Roth is an editor and tr...
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Title:The First Jews in North America: The Extraordinary Story Of The Hart Family (1760-1860)Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:June 1, 2012Publisher:Baraka BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1926824091

ISBN - 13:9781926824093

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"This is a fine translation. . . . Verdict: A significant contribution to our understanding of this period from the perspective of a family espousing a minority faith. Non-French-reading students of Canadian, Jewish, and North American social history will be rewarded in choosing this book." —www.LibraryJournal.com