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An Uneasy Alliance: Jews and Blacks in the United States, 1945-1953

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Publication Date: January 1978

Publisher(s): Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry

Author(s): David Singer

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Social conditions (Race relations)

Keywords: American Jews; Political behavior

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In the eight years between the end of the World War II and the armistice in Korea, how did Jews and blacks regard each other? What were common black and Jewish leadership goals in the struggle to abolish American minority discrimination? Were there indications in the postwar years of the conflict that would later erupt between the two groups? In an attempt to answer these questions, the leading Jewish journals and newspapers in the U.S. and two African American newspapers were subjected to content analysis.