'A Fiendish Fascination' | David S. Reynolds
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David Anthony's book explores the presence of antisemitism in American literature before the Civil War, uncovering hostile portraits of Jews in various genres.
Antisemitism has appeared in many times and places-and, as David Anthony shows in his informative, unsettling Sensationalism and the Jew in Antebellum American Literature, in many genres.
Anthony reveals that Jews were commonly portrayed as villainous, materialistic, scheming, and sexually aggressive in the pre-Civil War era.
Anthony demonstrates that the Jew as villain-materialistic, scheming, sometimes sexually aggressive-was a common stereotype in the pre-Civil War era.
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“The Jew as villain—materialistic, scheming, sometimes sexually aggressive—was a common stereotype in the pre–Civil War era. But...many non-Jews [also] expressed ambivalence, depicting Jews as menacing yet enticingly exotic.” —David S. Reynolds https://t.co/6Kg69GZuWS
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