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Sorin, Gerald 1940-

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Works: 17 works in 87 publications in 3 languages and 6,028 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Other
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Most widely held works by Gerald Sorin
Howard Fast : life and literature in the left lane by Gerald Sorin( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Fast's life, from a rough-and-tumble Jewish New York street kid to the rich and famous author of close to 100 books, rivals the Horatio Alger myth. Author of bestsellers such as Citizen Tom Paine, Freedom Road, My Glorious Brothers, and Spartacus, Fast joined the American Communist Party in 1943 and remained a loyal member until 1957, despite being imprisoned for contempt of Congress. Gerald Sorin illuminates the connections among Fast's Jewishness, his writings, and his left-wing politics and explains Fast?s attraction to the Party and the reasons he stayed in it as long as he did. Recounting the story of his private and public life with its adventure and risk, love and pain, struggle, failure, and success, Sorin also addresses questions such as the relationship between modern Jewish identity and radical movements, the consequences of political myopia, and the complex interaction of art, popular culture, and politics in 20th-century America
Irving Howe : a life of passionate dissent by Gerald Sorin( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By the time he died in 1993 at the age of seventy-three, Irving Howe was one of the twentieth century's most important public thinkers. Deeply passionate, committed to social reform and secular Jewishness, ardently devoted to fiction and poetry, in love with baseball, music, and ballet, Howe wrote with such eloquence and lived with such conviction that his extraordinary work is now part of the canon of American social thought." "In the first comprehensive biography of Howe's life, historian Gerald Sorin brings us close to this man who rose from Jewish immigrant poverty of the 1930s to become one of the most provocative intellectuals of our time. Known most widely for his award-winning book World of Our Fathers, a rich portrayal of the East European Jewish experience in New York, Howe also won acclaim for his prodigious output of illuminating essays on American culture and as an indefatigable promoter of democratic socialism as can be seen in the pages of Dissent, the journal he edited for nearly forty years."--Jacket
Abolitionism: a new perspective by Gerald Sorin( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A time for building : the third migration, 1880-1920 by Gerald Sorin( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, [the author] focuses on how the eastern European Jewish migration, which set the tone for American Jewry in the final decades of the nineteenth century, confronted the issue of accommodation and group survival. A distinctive political and general culture, which amalgamated traditional Jewish and new American values, was established by the immigrant generation. That Yiddish-speaking transitional culture, which prevailed in the ethnic enclaves of the cities, was considerably modified once Jews left these core communities and after World War I, the cultural energy of the immigrant generation waned"--Series editor's foreword
The New York abolitionists; a case study of political radicalism by Gerald Sorin( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prophetic minority : American Jewish immigrant radicals, 1880-1920 by Gerald Sorin( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tradition transformed : the Jewish experience in America by Gerald Sorin( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sorin argues that, from colonial times to the present, "acculturation" and not "assimilation" has best described the experience of Jewish Americans
The nurturing neighborhood : the Brownsville Boys Club and Jewish community in urban America, 1940-1990 by Gerald Sorin( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing heavily on the reminiscences of the Brownsville boys themselves, and skillfully integrating these with material from newspapers, books, and commentary of the time, Sorin creates an original and compelling picture of the communal and individual vitality that allowed an unusual and heartening social achievement
The Jewish people in America by Gerald Sorin( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historical theory of political radicalism; New York State abolitionist leaders as a test case by Gerald Sorin( )

4 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historic theory of political radicalism: New York State abolitionist leaders as a test case by Gerald Sorin( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bombón - el perro : Filmmaterial( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new perspective by Gerald Sorin( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jewish People in America( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jewish radicals : the psychological dimensions of "Marginality." by Gerald Sorin( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

1990 bed and breakfast/country inn industry survey and analysis : midwest by Gerald Sorin( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Howard Fast: Life and Literature in the Left Lane (The Modern Jewish Experience) by Gerald Sorin( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Irving Howe : a life of passionate dissent
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A time for building : the third migration, 1880-1920The New York abolitionists; a case study of political radicalismTradition transformed : the Jewish experience in America
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Gerald Sorin Jewish professor

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