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At the very least 8,000 Jewish squaddies fought for the Union and Confederacy in the course of the Civil battle. a number of served jointly in Jewish businesses whereas such a lot fought along Christian comrades. but while they stood “shoulder-to-shoulder” at the entrance traces, they encountered designated challenges.

In Jews and the Civil conflict, Jonathan D. Sarna and Adam Mendelsohn gather for the 1st time the most important scholarship on Jews and the Civil warfare, little identified even to experts within the box. those obtainable and far-ranging essays from best students are grouped into seven thematic sections—Jews and Slavery, Jews and Abolition, Rabbis and the March to battle, Jewish squaddies through the Civil warfare, the house entrance, Jews as a category, and Aftermath—each with an advent by way of the editors. jointly they reappraise the influence of the battle on Jews within the North and the South, supplying a wealthy and interesting portrait of the event of Jewish infantrymen and civilians from the house entrance to the conflict front.

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Long-distance trade also began in the Stone Age. When hunter-gatherers encountered other bands, they exchanged things they had made, such as blades and jewelry, as well as natural objects such as flint or seashells. Trade could move valuable objects great distances from their original region: for example, ocean shells worn as jewelry made their way inland, far from the sea, through repeated swaps from one group to another. Archaeological discoveries suggest that Paleolithic hunter-gatherers developed religious beliefs, a crucial factor in the evolution of human society; ancient peoples always saw religion as necessary for living a successful and just life.

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