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The Evanescence of a Great Family and a Founding Community: Sephardim vs. Ashkenazim

From: The First Jews in North America


This chapter tells the story of Benjamin Hart, looking at the Hart family’s experiences during the 19th century.



Denis Vaugeois

Denis Vaugeois is a historian, a publisher, and the author of many books on North American and European history, including America: The Lewis & Clark Expedition and the Dawn of a New Power and Mapping a Continent. He is also Quebec’s former minister of cultural affairs. He lives in Quebec City.