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Jews and Muslims in British Colonial America

A Genealogical History
Jews and Muslims in British Colonial America


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"From historical writings, ship manifests, wills, land grants, DNA testing, genealogies, and settler lists, and the widespread presence of Jews and Muslims in prominent positions in all of the original colonies, this work looks freshly at the early American experience, postulating that many initial US colonists were of Sephardic Jewish and Muslim Moorish ancestry"--Provided by publisher.
Authors: Hirschman, Elizabeth Caldwell, 1949-
Title: Jews and Muslims in British colonial America
a genealogical history
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. :, McFarland & Company,, 2012
Characteristics: vi, 285 p. :,ill. ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman and Donald N. Yates
Contents: Mapmakers, privateers, and promoters
Sephardim in the new world
Virginia: first-and not so English-colony
Massachusetts: pilgrims, Puritans, Jews, and Moors
New York colony: Dutch, British, and Jewish
Pennsylvania: Quakers and other Friends
Maryland: Catholic in her tastes
Huguenot South Carolina
Georgia, the last colony
Beacon of Freemasonry: Elias Ashmole, John Skene and early American lodges
Summary: "From historical writings, ship manifests, wills, land grants, DNA testing, genealogies, and settler lists, and the widespread presence of Jews and Muslims in prominent positions in all of the original colonies, this work looks freshly at the early American experience, postulating that many initial US colonists were of Sephardic Jewish and Muslim Moorish ancestry"--Provided by publisher.
Additional Contributors: Yates, Donald Neal
ISBN: 0786464623
9780786464623
Branch Call Number: 929.1072 H6696j 2012
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