ONLINEThe Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race and American Identity

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What has it meant to be Jewish in a nation organized around the categories of “Black” and “white”? How have the ambiguities of Jewish identity complicated ideas of race in America? Eric Goldstein will be in conversation with Kabria Baumgartner.

Eric L. Goldstein is Judith London Evans Director of the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, where he is also associate professor of history and Jewish studies. He is the author of “The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race, and American Identity” (Princeton University Press, 2006) and, with Deborah R. Weiner, “On Middle Ground: A History of the Jews of Baltimore” (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018). From 2007 to 2012, he was editor of the scholarly journal American Jewish History.

Kabria Baumgartner is Dean’s Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies as well as associate director of public history at Northeastern University. She is a historian of African American life and culture in the 19th-century United States. She is the author of the award-winning book “In Pursuit of Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in Antebellum America” (New York University Press, 2019) and is writing a book about the history of civil rights in 19th-century Boston.

This lecture is the first in the 2021-2022 Morton E. Ruderman Memorial Lecture Series, in collaboration with the Fall 2021 Open Classroom at Northeastern University, “Repairing a Divided America.”

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