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Lot #    32354
Auction End Date    12/20/2011 11:14:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    The Early Jews of New Orleans
Author    [Only Ed.] Bertram Wallace Korn
City    Waltham, MA
Publisher    American Jewish Historical Society
Publication Date    1969
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   225:147mm, 394 pp. slight aging, good condition, DJ with minor tears.
Paragraph 1    A chronological history of Jewish New Orleans, including a number of rare illustrations.
   Bertram Wallace Korn, (19181979), was an historian and rabbi. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University and the University of Cincinnati, and received an M.H.L. degree from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati (where he was ordained a rabbi), also receiving a D.H.L. degree from the College-Institute.

In 1944, Korn enlisted in the United States Navy as a lieutenant in the Chaplain's Corps, where he was assigned to China with the 1st and 6th Marine Divisions. In 1975, he was promoted to Rear Admiral in the Chaplains Corps, U.S. Naval Reserve, the first Jewish chaplain to receive flag rank in any of the United States armed forces.

Korn wrote twelve books on American Jewish History, the most famous being American Jewry and the Civil War, in 1951. Other books by Korn include: The Jews of Mobile, Alabama, 1763-1841 (1971); Benjamin Levy: New Orleans Printer and Publisher (1961); Jews and Negro Slavery in the Old South, 1789-1865 (1961); The American Reaction to the Mortara Case: 1858-1859 (1957); and The Early Jews of New Orleans (1969). Korn was also the president of the American Historical Society.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    English
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica