Judah Benjamin: Counselor to the Confederacy

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Price
$26.00  $24.18
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
200
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300229264

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About the Author
James Traub teaches foreign policy and intellectual history at New York University, where he is a Fellow at the Center on International Cooperation. He has written numerous books, and is a columnist and contributor at Foreign Policy.
Reviews
"A cogent argument for acknowledging, rather than ignoring, Benjamin's role in both Jewish and American history."--Diane Cole, Wall Street Journal

"This new biography complicates the legacy of Benjamin, a 19th-century New Orleans lawyer and one of the first Jewish senators in America, who used his nimble legal mind to defend slavery and the Confederacy."--New York Times Book Review

"Lively, well-written, and engaging."--Paul Finkelman, Jewish Review of Books

"James Traub elaborates the unexpected life of Judah Benjamin, who advanced the slaveholder's cause from beginning to end, as both understandable and purposefully obscured. Absolutely fascinating!"--Nell Irvin Painter, author of The History of White People

"This is, by far, the best and most readable, short biography of Benjamin that exists."--Jonathan Sarna, author of American Judaism: A History