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The Jews of Rhode Island

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Around 1677 a group of Sephardim (Jews of Iberian descent) from Barbados arrived in Newport, Rhode Island. Despite legal protection, this early settlement did not last. Newport's Jewish community revived in the mid-eighteenth century and built Touro synagogue, a masterpiece of colonial architecture. The American Revolution wrought havoc in Newport. Although the synagogue s ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 4th 2004 by Brandeis University Press
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Very specific, of course - using it to research my own family history in providence. For that purpose, well researched and written. Differs from a lot of other similar books - not just a lot of photos and a little accompanying text. This has a lot of text, useful indescribing the community at the time my father lived there.
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