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By Josh Miller

“Americans were taught that their kingdom is civilized and humane. yet, too frequently, U.S. activities were uncivilized and inhumane.”

—Howard Zinn

Shedding mild on 500 years of suppression, this surprising exposé unearths the pivotal position in American historical past performed through its such a lot invisible minority—zombies.

From colonization and revolution to global Wars and worldwide hegemony, A Zombie’s historical past of the U.S. tells the robust and relocating tales of this country’s living-dead underclass, including:

•The zombie bloodbath of ecu colonists at Plymouth Rock

•The grotesque killing of a zombinated Meriwether Lewis via his fellow explorer William Clark

•The doomed safeguard of the Alamo opposed to hordes of the attacking undead

•The heroic, platoon-saving cost right into a hail of German fireplace by way of an undead Lt. Audie Murphy

•The top-secret NASA missions that launched(and usually misplaced) zombies into space

•The anti-terrorist software to prevent the weaponization of the zombie virus

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But for immigrants without the personal connections or language skills to seek employment on their own, or who could not qualify for a loan or credit because of ethnic discrimination or lack of assets, these might be their sole options. 40 The presence of a few Jewish whiskeymen in a city could have a profound effect on the occupational choices of other local Jews. Isaac Wolfe Bernheim entered the whiskey trade in this fashion, by finding opportunity with Bloom and Loeb. 41 The surest line to a job, in any field, was through family ties.

36 But their presence in American viticulture proved short-lived. Domestic wine production in the United States dried up almost entirely during the late 1880s, when an agricultural ailment that destroyed vineyards all over the world decimated Southern California’s wine industry. Dreyfus died in 1886, just as the extent of the crisis was becoming apparent. 37 Thus a brief phase of American Jewish participation in the wine industry, kosher or otherwise, ended. The next phase would begin not long after, when domestic wine grape production bounced back at the same time as eastern European Jewish immigration at the turn of the century radically transformed the American Jewish population and heightened the demand for traditional Jewish consumer goods.

59 But generally speaking, reformers (and Reformers) created a version of Judaism, and of Jewish identity, that its practitioners proudly considered modern, rational, and dignified enough to stand alongside mainstream American Protestantism. 60 The Young Men’s Hebrew Association also responded to nineteenth-century American Jews’ desire to participate more fully in American life. Modeled after the Young Men’s Christian Association and similarly inspired by Victorian ideas about manliness, morality, and leisure, the YMHA offered literary and educational events and promoted vigorous physical exercise.

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