One Nation Under God: Lecture Six

wednesday, april 26, 7.30pm

Religion and American Culture: 1940s Anti-Semitism Literature

Rachel Gordan's lecture on "the 1940s as the decade of the anti-antisemitism novel" explains why these midcentury years were a pivotal time for changing attitudes towards Jews and antisemitism …

About the speaker:

Rachel Gordan received her PhD from Harvard University, in North American Religions; her BA from Yale in American Studies, and her MAR from Yale Divinity school. After receiving her PhD, she held postdoctoral fellowships at Northwestern University and at the University of Toronto, before teaching at Boston University and Brandeis in 2016-2017. As a scholar of American religion, she researches Judaism and Jewish culture from the early 20th century to the present, with a particular focus on the immediate Post-WWII era, middlebrow culture, and American Jewish literary history.

Digitized Resource:


This pamphlet was produced by the Anti-Defamation League B’nai Brith from their “Fireside Discussion Group” in 1939. The speaker was Sigmund Livingston who addressed false accusations circulating about Jews and communism, the Protocols, and the blood libel myth, etc.