The Grandees

From author of “Our Crowd” Stephen Birmingham, The Grandees delves into the lives of the Sephardim and their historic accomplishments, illuminating the insulated world of these early Americans.

The Grandees

The Grandees

The New World’s earliest Jewish immigrants and their unique, little-known history: A New York Times bestseller from the author of Life at the Dakota. In 1654, twenty-three Jewish families arrived in New Amsterdam (now New York) aboard a French privateer. They were the Sephardim, members of a proud orthodox sect that had served as royal advisors and honored professionals under Moorish rule in Spain and Portugal but were then exiled from their homeland by intolerant monarchs. A small, closed, and intensely private community, the Sephardim soon established themselves as businessmen and financiers, earning great wealth. They became powerful forces in society, with some, like banker Haym Salomon, even providing financial support to George Washington’s army during the American Revolution. Yet despite its major role in the birth and growth of America, this extraordinary group has remained virtually impenetrable and unknowable to outsiders. From author of “Our Crowd” Stephen Birmingham, The Grandees delves into the lives of the Sephardim and their historic accomplishments, illuminating the insulated world of these early Americans. Birmingham reveals how these families, with descendants including poet Emma Lazarus, Barnard College founder Annie Nathan Meyer, and Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo, influenced—and continue to influence—American society.

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The Grandees
Language: en
Pages: 386
Authors: Stephen Birmingham
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-01 - Publisher: Open Road Media

The New World’s earliest Jewish immigrants and their unique, little-known history: A New York Times bestseller from the author of Life at the Dakota. In 1654, twenty-three Jewish families arrived in New Amsterdam (now New York) aboard a French privateer. They were the Sephardim, members of a proud orthodox sect
The Grandees of Government
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Brent Tarter
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-17 - Publisher: University of Virginia Press

From the formation of the first institutions of representative government and the use of slavery in the seventeenth century through the American Revolution, the Civil War, the civil rights movement, and into the twenty-first century, Virginia’s history has been marked by obstacles to democratic change. In The Grandees of Government,
The Jews in America Trilogy
Language: en
Pages: 1206
Authors: Stephen Birmingham
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-28 - Publisher: Open Road Media

Three New York Times bestsellers chronicle the rise of America’s most influential Jewish families as they transition from poor immigrants to household names. In his acclaimed trilogy, author Stephen Birmingham paints an engrossing portrait of Jewish American life from the colonial era through the twentieth century with fascinating narrative and
The Beggars of Holland and the Grandees of Spain
Language: en
Pages: 477
Authors: John William Mears
Categories: Netherlands
Type: BOOK - Published: 1867 - Publisher:

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The Grandees of New Jersey
Language: en
Pages: 390
Authors: Neil Rosenstein
Categories: Jews
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher:

David Naar, son of Joshua Naar and Sarah Cohen D'Azevedo, was born 10 November 1800 in St. Thomas, West Indies. He married Sarah Cohen D'Azevedo, his first cousin and daughter of Moses Cohen D'Azevedo, 8 May 1803. They had fifteen children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in New Jersey and

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