Thursday, January 4, 2018

ProQuest Historical Newspapers – American Jewish Newspapers

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We are pleased to announce that Atkins library has four new resources from ProQuest.
With four titles available to choose from, ProQuest’s Historical Newspapers: American Jewish Newspapers compilation enables researchers to investigate Jewish immigration, genealogy, history and so much more.
Jewish immigration exploded in the early 20th century as two million Eastern European Jews fled their homeland into the United States in search of labor. As Jews helped transform American culture, so too, America transformed Jewish thought and reformed their religious practice. Each of the Historical Newspapers: American Jewish Newspapers enables researchers to investigate the rise of Zionism and the formation of U.S. policies toward the state of Israel, complemented by Historical Newspaper titles, including The Guardian and the Jerusalem Post. Public libraries with large Jewish populations would also have interest in these titles for local history and genealogical research. (

Each of these titles is available to libraries individually, or together as a collection.
The Historical Newspapers: American Jewish Newspapers is comprised of four historical U.S. Jewish newspapers.
The American Hebrew was a weekly Jewish newspaper published in New York City. In 1903 it merged with the Jewish Messenger. The paper covered many topics of Jewish interest internationally. Many prominent Jewish writers and communal workers in the United States have been contributors to its pages.
The Jewish Advocate serves as a primary source of news and information as well as a forum for discussion and debate, providing lines of communication uniting the community and supporting the efforts aimed at reinvigorating and broadening Jewish religious and cultural life.
 Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: Palestine Post
Founded in 1932 as The Palestine Post, this paper established itself as the top English-language paper of the Middle East and Jewish world. Popular with British servicemen and women stationed in the region, as well as readers in Cairo and Alexandria, the paper had strong readership in both Jewish and Arab cities throughout Palestine. The publication fervently supported the struggle for a Jewish homeland and freely opposed British restrictions on Jewish immigration. The publication came to be known as The Jerusalem Post in 1950. Over the decades, the paper espoused a left-leaning perspective that shifted to the right in the 1980s.

The Jewish Exponent has carried news of developments in Israel, efforts to rescue Jews the world over from repressive regimes, and the ever-expanding role of Jews in American public life. Along the way, it has garnered honors each year from the American Jewish Press Association for excellence in Jewish journalism for its news, features, reviews and commentary. []