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The Resource Land of promise : the Jews of South Carolina, produced by Big Pictures for the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina, (electronic resource)

Land of promise : the Jews of South Carolina, produced by Big Pictures for the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina, (electronic resource)

Label
Land of promise : the Jews of South Carolina
Title
Land of promise
Title remainder
the Jews of South Carolina
Statement of responsibility
produced by Big Pictures for the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Land of Promise is a fascinating, richly illustrated documentary that explores the Jewish experience in South Carolina from colonial days to modern times. It is a heartwarming story of religious tolerance, economic and political opportunity By 1800, Charleston was home to the largest and wealthiest Jewish community in North America. The settling of Jews in South Carolina mirrors the Jewish immigration to the United States with Sephardic Jews in the 17th century being followed by German Jews, then Eastern Jews and Russian Jews today.The film relates many surprising firsts. For example: the first Jew in the western world, (not merely in the U.S.) to be elected to a popular assembly was a South Carolinian, Francis Salvador, in 1774 . He was also the first Jew to have died in the Revolutionary War. The first reform temple in America was built in Charleston in 1841. The first Jewish Secretary of State in the U.S. was not Henry Kissinger but Judah Benjamin during the Confederacy.With archival material, photographs and paintings, the film touches on all aspects of Southern Jewish life -- their involvement with slavery, the Civil War and civil rights, the prospering of the cities after Reconstruction and their transition from family businesses into the professions. It addresses the challenges Jews face in maintaining their cultural identity as they integrate into the broader Southern communities where they live
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
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Big Pictures
Runtime
57
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • South Carolina
Target audience
general
Label
Land of promise : the Jews of South Carolina, produced by Big Pictures for the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641401
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641401/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (58 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210109
  • (OCoLC)747796991
Video recording format
other
Label
Land of promise : the Jews of South Carolina, produced by Big Pictures for the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641401
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641401/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (58 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210109
  • (OCoLC)747796991
Video recording format
other

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