The First Jews in North America; The Extraordinary Story of the Hart Family (1760–1860), by Unknown
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- ISBN: 9781926824093 | 1926824091
- Cover: Trade Paper
- Copyright: 6/1/2012
Jews first arrived in Canada from New York with the conquering British troops in 1759-1760. Aaron Hart settled in Trois-Rivi res, Quebec, in 1761 and founded a family with a fascinating destiny. The family remained linked to New York with many offspring living and studying there. After poring over archival material located all over North America and Europe, historian and publisher Denis Vaugeois tells the magnificent story of the Hart family. He also situates the story, and that of Jews in Quebec and Canada struggling for equality and freedom, within the bigger story defined by the great historical events that shaped the political geography of North America between 1760 and 1860