Posts Tagged ‘ colonial jews ’

The First Jew Scalped for America

January 8, 2015
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The First Jew Scalped for America

Francis Salvador was a man of firsts. Salvador was born in 1747 to the wealthy Sephardic owners of a shipping firm. Struggling to rebuild their fortune after an earthquake in Lisbon destroyed much of the family’s business interests, Salvador left for South Carolina in 1773 to find work. There, he…

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When Colonists Thought the Indians Were Lost Jews

November 27, 2014
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Looking at Jews and Native Americans side by side, you might think there’s no way to mix…

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The 18th-Century Jewish Merchant Prince of Rhode Island

January 28, 2014
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Aaron Lopez

At his prime in the 18th century, Aaron Lopez was the wealthiest man in Newport,…

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Native Americans: The Lost Tribe

November 25, 2010
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Looking at Jews and Native Americans side by side, you…

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