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Table of Contents for
Jews and French Quebecers: Two Hundred Years of Shared History, by Jacques Langlais and David Rome, translated by Barbara Young


Preface to the English Translation

The Ultramontane Influence


The Quiet Revolution

Preface to the Original French Version

Relatives, Partners and Neighbours

Decades of Rupture

Post-War Liberations

I. Early Jewish Presence in Quebec, 1627–1882

Travel in New France Prohibited

The First Jewish Families

The First English Sephardic Community

Early Contributions to Political History

The Jews and the War in Quebec

Growth of the First Congregation: The de Solas

The 1882 Reform

The Associations: Emergence of a New Judaism

II. The Great Yiddish Migration, 1880–1940

From Shtetl to America

Insertion into Quebec

Early Challenges

III. The Reaction of French Quebec, 1880–1945

A New Phenomenon: Anti-Semitism

Precursors in Quebec

Jewish Schools

Anti-Semitism in the 1930s

IV. The Quiet Revolution of Jewish Quebecers, 1945–76

Cultural Revolution

Economic Emancipation

Church and Synagogue in Quebec

Religious Crisis

Arrival of the French-Speaking Jews

The 1976 Crisis

New Community Spirit

V. Where Is the Jewish Community Headed?

The Challenge of Continuity

Quebec Today

The Ambivalence of Nationalism in the 1970s

Exodus of Jewish Youth?

From Ethnocentric to Cultural Nationalism

The Future Belongs to Quebecers

Chronology: The Jews in Quebec