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Jews and the American Soul Human Nature in the Twentieth Century by Andrew R. Heinze

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Published by Princeton University Press .
Written in English


  • American history: from c 1900 -,
  • History of specific racial & ethnic groups,
  • Sociology,
  • Social Science,
  • USA,
  • Jewish Studies,
  • Sociology of Religion,
  • United States - 20th Century,
  • American History,
  • American Language and Literature,
  • Psychology,
  • Religion,
  • Social Science / Jewish Studies,
  • Jewish - General

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages456
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7759260M
ISBN 100691127751
ISBN 109780691127750

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