Glazer, Nathan. American Judaism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1957.
Originally printed in 1957 and revised in 1988, Glazer’s American Judaism combines historical research with a sociological approach. Starting in the colonial period, Glazer studies Jewish life in America. The publisher writes: “Glazer’s new introduction describes the drift away from the popular equation of American Judaism with liberalism during the last two decades and considers the threat of divisiveness within American Judaism. Glazer also discusses tensions between American Judaism and Israel as a result of a revivified Orthodoxy and the disillusionment with liberalism.”