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Jews in America, New Edition: A Cartoon History
by David Gantz
A unique presentation of the history of Jewish life and culture in the United States over the past 500 years Jews in America is a graphic history that uses the comic book format—an artistic expression as American as jazz—to depict five centuries of Jewish life in this country. With its blend of humor, history, and old-fashioned sentimentality, Gantz, an artist who has spen ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by The Jewish Publication Society
(first published June 1st 2001)
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Illustrated histories are a great way for readers to access dense material. In today's graphic novel market, there is an abundance of historical non fiction material. Daniel Gantz contributes to this subgenre with Jews in America (The Jewish Publication Society, 2006). Gantz covers a staggering amount of history in under 200 pages-- he traces Jews in diaspora starting in 1189 until Kofi Annan's 2005 speech about modern anti-semitism. Though focused primarily on Jews living in America Gantz adds ...more