Frederic Cople Jaher is Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Among his books are Doubters and Dissenters and The Urban Establishment: Upper Strata in Boston, New York, Charleston, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
To find evidence of serious anti-Semitism in America for much of the time Jews have lived here, you need to put on knee pads and go searching in the nooks and crannies of history. Frederic Cople Jaher has searched strenuously, beginning with the first Jews to arrive in 1654...His writing has a pleasingly solid feel to it, packing in fact after fact. -- David Klinghoffer New York Times Book Review