American Civil War
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In the American Civil War (1861–1865) between the Union and the Confederates, there were Jewish soldiers among the ranks. Many of them had patriotic motivations or saw joining the military as a means of social integration. However, during the American Civil War, the Jews were also exposed to heightened anti-Jewish hostility, which they countered with op…

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Jonathan D. Sarna, Waltham and Daniel Ristau, Dresden, “American Civil War”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 19 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0801>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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