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The Resource Isaac Harby of Charleston, 1788-1828 : Jewish reformer and intellectual, Gary Phillip Zola ; with a foreword by Jacob Rader Marcus

Isaac Harby of Charleston, 1788-1828 : Jewish reformer and intellectual, Gary Phillip Zola ; with a foreword by Jacob Rader Marcus

Label
Isaac Harby of Charleston, 1788-1828 : Jewish reformer and intellectual
Title
Isaac Harby of Charleston, 1788-1828
Title remainder
Jewish reformer and intellectual
Statement of responsibility
Gary Phillip Zola ; with a foreword by Jacob Rader Marcus
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Between the years 1795 and 1815, Charleston, South Carolina, experienced prodigious economic growth resulting in a remarkable period of cultural efflorescence. After 1815, however, the city entered a period of economic decline, the effects of which were perceived in every aspect of Charleston's communal infrastructure. This revealing new biography of Isaac Harby (1788-1828) sheds much light on the rise and fall of Charleston during this period
  • As a newspaper editor and publisher, a playwright of some distinction, a highly regarded drama critic, an essayist, and a political and social commentator, Harby earned a position of respect and prominence within the thriving cultural milieu of antebellum Charleston. Harby, together with a small group of contemporary litterateurs, spent considerable energy trying to establish and legitimate letters as a profession
  • Unfortunately their desire to make a living in the world of the literary arts - the leitmotiv of a generation of literati - was a dream that went largely unfulfilled. Nevertheless, these individuals struggled to stimulate the growth and development of a native literary tradition in this country
  • By studying Harby, one of the few Jews in his city's literary circle, we add significantly to our understanding of Jewish life in the South during the early national period. Harby's active role in the establishment and advancement of the Reformed Society of Israelites (incorporated in 1825), the first formalized effort to reform Judaism in North America, has attracted considerable scholarly attention
  • Zola demonstrates that Harby's particular interest in the reformation of Judaism was very much related to his lifelong desire to improve society through the cause of intellectual enrichment. Drawing from local newspapers, government documents, and other contemporary sources, together with the newly discovered contents of Harby's personal library and papers, this book constitutes an entirely new analysis of Harby's life
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zola, Gary Phillip
Dewey number
  • 975.7/915004924/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
F279.C49
LC item number
J548 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Judaic studies series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Harby, Isaac
  • Reformed Society of Israelites (Charleston, S.C.)
  • Jews
  • Intellectuals
  • Reform Judaism
  • Charleston (S.C.)
  • Charleston (S.C.)
  • Harby, Isaac
  • Harby, Isaac
  • Reformed Society of Israelites (Charleston, S.C.)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Intellectual life
  • Intellectuals
  • Jews
  • Reform Judaism
  • South Carolina
  • Joden
  • Intellectuelen
  • United States Local History
  • Regions & Countries - Americas
  • History & Archaeology
Label
Isaac Harby of Charleston, 1788-1828 : Jewish reformer and intellectual, Gary Phillip Zola ; with a foreword by Jacob Rader Marcus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-272) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Formative Years -- 2. Early Literary Ventures -- 3. Pedagogy, Publishing, and Politics -- 4. In Pursuit of a Livelihood -- 5. The Reformation of Judaism -- 6. The Final Years -- Appendix A: Isaac Harby's Academy Cashbook, 1819- 1820, A Summary -- Appendix B: Reformed Society of Israelites Members Listed in the KKBE Books of Offerings, 1811, 1813, 1814, 1819, and 1823 -- Appendix C: Reformed Society of Israelites Members Buried in the KKBE Cemetery -- Appendix D: Authorship of Various Prayers Found in the Prayerbook of the Reformed Society of Israelites
Control code
47010548
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 284 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585345314
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47010548
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Isaac Harby of Charleston, 1788-1828 : Jewish reformer and intellectual, Gary Phillip Zola ; with a foreword by Jacob Rader Marcus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-272) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Formative Years -- 2. Early Literary Ventures -- 3. Pedagogy, Publishing, and Politics -- 4. In Pursuit of a Livelihood -- 5. The Reformation of Judaism -- 6. The Final Years -- Appendix A: Isaac Harby's Academy Cashbook, 1819- 1820, A Summary -- Appendix B: Reformed Society of Israelites Members Listed in the KKBE Books of Offerings, 1811, 1813, 1814, 1819, and 1823 -- Appendix C: Reformed Society of Israelites Members Buried in the KKBE Cemetery -- Appendix D: Authorship of Various Prayers Found in the Prayerbook of the Reformed Society of Israelites
Control code
47010548
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 284 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585345314
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47010548
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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