Cross-listed with JWST319F. Credit only granted for HIST339B or JWST319F.
Explores the Jewish ethnic identity and the various ways that Jews fashioned themselves into a nation in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The course will deal with Zionism, but also with Jewish Socialism (the Bund), diaspora nationalism, and other movements primarily in Eastern Europe which claimed that Jews were a nation entitled to national rights. We will also deal with how Jews positioned themselves as a nation in the complex multinational societies of East Central and Eastern Europe. The course will also deal with Jewish ethnicidentity in America and creating a Jewish nation in Israel.