While Jews were a small minority in the American colonies, they nonetheless participated in the American Revolution on both sides. This paper aims to evaluate the role of Jewish people in the conflict, contextualizing the experiences of this small minority within the larger narrative of the American Revolution and establishing their importance in the development of religious freedom in the United States. Through the examination of these topics, this paper aims to explore the Revolutionary period from the perspective of the Jewish-American, discussing their often-overlooked experiences in this watershed period within U.S. history.
Carmi, Ziv R.
"To Bigotry No Sanction, To Persecution No Assistance: Jews in the American Revolutionary Period,"
The Gettysburg Historical Journal: Vol. 22, Article 6.
Available at: https://cupola.gettysburg.edu/ghj/vol22/iss1/6