In Celebration of National Jewish Book Month!
Join us for an Author Talk with Sue Eisenfeld as she discusses her book
Wandering Dixie: Dispatches from the Lost Jewish South
In conversation with Dr. Amy K. Milligan, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies, Women's Studies, and
Director of ODU's Institute of Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding
"...An introductory plunge into more profound racial consciousness..." - Kirkus Reviews
Sue Eisenfeld is a Yankee by birth, a Virginian by choice, an urbanite who came to love the rural South, a Civil War buff, and a Jewish woman. In Wandering Dixie, she travels to nine states, uncovering how the history of Jewish southerners converges with her personal story and the region’s complex, conflicted present. Eisenfeld follows her curiosity about Jewish Confederates and casts an unflinching eye on early southern Jews’ participation in slavery. In the process, she discovers the unexpected ways that race, religion, and hidden histories intertwine.
Sue Eisenfeld is the author of Wandering Dixie: Dispatches from the Lost Jewish South, as well as Shenandoah: A Story of Conservation and Betrayal. She is also a contributing author to The New York Times Disunion: A History of the Civil War. Her work has been listed five times among the "Notable Essays of the Year" in The Best American Essays and has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Forward, Civil War Times, Washingtonian, and many other publications.
In partnership with the Weinstein JCC of Richmond, the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia, Old Dominion University’s Institute of Jewish Understanding and Inclusion, and the Konikoff Center for Learning at the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater
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