Choosing Sides, Again: A look at Jews in the Reconstruction of the South

Image by George N. Barnard Atlanta's railyard and roundhouse in ruins shortly after the end of the Civil War.

Examining a wide range of Southern Jewish responses to the federal government's policy of Reconstruction from 1865 to 1877, particularly its attempt to reshape racial culture in the South, a lecture by Dr. Eric Goldstein will emphasize difficulties Jews had in defining their own loyalties and interests in a society facing radical, if uncertain, transformation.

95 Goldstein is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University. The talk will be preceded by dessert and coffee and is taking place in Arnold Hall at the Jewish Studies Center, 96 Wentworth Street, on Monday, February 14, at 7 p.m.

The event is part of our "Food for Thought" lecture series and is supported by the Legacy Heritage Fund and the Association for Jewish Studies. We hope you’ll join us.