A History of the Jews in New Mexico

A History of the Jews in New Mexico

By: Henry J. Tobias

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In this first history of the Jews in New Mexico--from the colonial period to the present day--the author continuously ties the Jewish experience to the evolution of the societies in which they lived and worked. The book begins with one of the least known but most fascinating aspects of New Mexico Jewry--the crypto-Jews who came north to escape the Mexican Inquisition. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the story is more familiar: German merchants settling in Las Vegas and Santa Fe and then coming to Albuquerque after the railroad arrived. To these accounts the author adds considerable nuance and detail, particularly on the place of Jews in smaller communities such as Roswell and Las Cruces as well as their social life and religious practice in a frontier region. The discussion of the twentieth century focus particularly on the dynamics of Jewish development, and the ways in which that process differed in New Mexico. 294 pages, indexed.


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In this first history of the Jews in New Mexico--from the colonial period to the present day--the author continuously ties the Jewish experience to the evolution of the societies in which they lived and worked. The book begins with one of the least known but most fascinating aspects of New Mexico Jewry--the crypto-Jews who came north to escape the Mexican Inquisition. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the story is more familiar: German merchants settling in Las Vegas and Santa Fe and then coming to Albuquerque after the railroad arrived. To these accounts the author adds considerable nuance and detail, particularly on the place of Jews in smaller communities such as Roswell and Las Cruces as well as their social life and religious practice in a frontier region.

The discussion of the twentieth century focus particularly on the dynamics of Jewish development, and the ways in which that process differed in New Mexico.

Title: A History of the Jews in New Mexico

Author Name: Henry J. Tobias

Categories: New Mexico Research, Free Shipping MEDIA MAIL ONLY, Jewish, New Mexico,

Publisher: UNIV OF NEW MEXICO PR:

ISBN Number: 0826313906

ISBN Number 13: 9780826313904

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Type: Paperback

lbs: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: mcnm2015

Keywords: New Mexico, New Mexico history, New Mexico research, Jewish, Jewish history, Jewish research, Jews, free shipping /,