American Jews and the Struggle over Apartheid
Palgrave Macmillan 2014
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In Nations Divided: American Jews and the Struggle over Apartheid (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Marjorie Feld, associate professor of history at Babson College, explores the tension between the particularist and universalist commitments many American Jews have felt in the battle against apartheid. For Feld, the post-war debates among American Jews about how to deal with injustice in South Africa later expanded when the term apartheid was used in other contexts.
Drawing on archival research and interviews, Feld brings a global perspective to the story of the American Jewish past.