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In Jewish Pioneers and Patriots, Lee M. Friedman has unearthed an amazing store of fresh information about the connections of the Jews with America from the times even before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth down to the first World War.

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benefactorFRONT MATTEROTHER BOOKS BY LEE M. FRIEDMANThe Gideon Family Coat of ArmsTitle pageCopyright pageEpigraphyDedication PageTABLE OF CONTENTSLIST OF ILLUSTRATIONSPREFACEJewish Pioneers and PatriotsFOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARSPRESIDENTS AND SOME JEWISH PROBLEMS1 GEORGE WASHINGTON AND JEWS OF HIS DAY2 THOMAS JEFFERSON AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY3 ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND JEWISH ARMY CHAPLAINS4 THEODORE ROOSEVELT AND THE RUSSIAN TREATYJUDAISM IN AMERICA5 WAS CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS A JEW?6 THE MARTYRDOM OF FRANCISCO MALDONADO DE SILVA7 JEWS IN THE FRENCH COLONIES8 COTTON MATHER'S AMBITION9 ARARAT—A CITY OF REFUGE FOR THE JEWS10 THE DEDICATION OF MASSACHUSETTS' FIRST SYNAGOGUEFIGHTERS FOR PRINCIPLE11 ASSER LEVY VAN SWELLEM12 MR. HAYS SPEAKS OUTJEWS AND BOOKS13 THE TEN TRIBES LOST AGAIN14 LITERARY AMERICA ADOPTS A JEW15 JEWS IN THE FIRST OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC16 AMERICA'S FIRST JEWISH BOOKDEALERJEWS IN AMERICAN SOCIETY17 AMERICA'S FIRST JEWISH CLUB18 “THE CAMPBELLS ARE COMING”19 ESTHER'S ADVENTURES IN QUEBEC20 LADY REBECCA21 MEDFORD'S JEWISH STREET22 A 'FORTY-NINER23 THE HILTON-SELIGMAN AFFAIRJEWS IN THE ECONOMIC LIFE OF AMERICA24 THE GIDEONS25 PIRATES AND TRINKETS26 LET THERE BE LIGHT27 UNIFORMS28 CLOTHINGAMERICAN SOLDIERS29 ASHER POLLOCK, PRIVATE30 GENERAL AND GOVERNOR31 THE WARRIORNOTES AND BIBLIOGRAPHYNOTES TO CHAPTER 1GEORGE WASHINGTON AND JEWS OF HIS DAYNOTES TO CHAPTER 2THOMAS JEFFERSON AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTYNOTES TO CHAPTER 3ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND JEWISH ARMY CHAPLAINSBIBLIOGRAPHYNOTES TO CHAPTER 4THEODORE ROOSEVELT AND THE RUSSIAN TREATY OF 1832NOTES TO CHAPTER 5WAS CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS A JEW?BIBLIOGRAPHYNOTES TO CHAPTER 6THE MARTYRDOM OF FRANCISCO MALDONADO DE SILVABIBLIOGRAPHYNOTES TO CHAPTER 7JEWS IN THE FRENCH COLONIESBIBLIOGRAPHYNOTES TO CHAPTER 8COTTON MATHER'S AMBITIONNOTES TO CHAPTER 9ARARAT—A CITY OF REFUGE FOR THE JEWSBIBLIOGRAPHYNOTES TO CHAPTER 10THE DEDICATION OF MASSACHUSETTS' FIRST SYNAGOGUEBIBLIOGRAPHY OF CHAPTER 11ASSER LEVY VAN SWELLEMNOTES TO CHAPTER 12MR. HAYS SPEAKS OUTNOTES TO CHAPTER 13THE TEN TRIBES LOST AGAINBIBLIOGRAPHYNOTES TO CHAPTER 14LITERARY AMERICA ADOPTS A JEWBIBLIOGRAPHYNOTES TO CHAPTER 15THE FIRST OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC AND THE JEWSNOTES TO CHAPTER 16AMERICA'S FIRST JEWISH BOOKDEALERNOTES TO CHAPTER 17AMERICA'S FIRST JEWISH CLUBNOTES TO CHAPTER 18“THE CAMPBELLS ARE COMING”BIBLIOGRAPHY TO CHAPTER 19ESTHER'S ADVENTURES IN QUEBECBIBLIOGRAPHY TO CHAPTER 20LADY REBECCANOTES TO CHAPTER 21MEDFORD'S JEWISH STREETNOTES TO CHAPTER 22A ‘FORTY-NINERBIBLIOGRAPHYNOTES TO CHAPTER 23THE HILTON-SELIGMAN AFFAIRNOTES TO CHAPTER 24THE GIDEONSBIBLIOGRAPHYNOTES TO CHAPTER 26LET THERE BE LIGHTBIBLIOGRAPHYNOTES TO CHAPTER 27UNIFORMSBIBLIOGRAPHYNOTES TO CHAPTER 28CLOTHINGBIBLIOGRAPHYNOTES TO CHAPTER 29ASHER POLLOCK, PRIVATEBIBLIOGRAPHYNOTES TO CHAPTER 30GENERAL AND GOVERNORBIBLIOGRAPHYNOTES TO CHAPTER 31THE WARRIORBIBLIOGRAPHYINDEXILLUSTRATIONS
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