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This thesis provides an intellectual history of Orthodox reactions to slavery in the antebellum United States. It situates the Orthodox discourse within a dynamic mid-nineteenth century, including Judaism’s schism in Europe, Jewish migration to the United States, and the Protestant American religious debates about slavery. This paper highlights a key but under-examined moment in the development of American and post-Enlightenment Jewish thought.
Orthodox, slavery, religion, human dignity, politics, Judaism
Date Posted: 07 April 2022