The mysterious prince of the Confederacy: Judah P. Benjamin and the Jewish goal of whiteness in the South

Bonnie K. Goodman
Jan 4 · 73 min read
Senator Judah P. Benjamin of Louisiana in 1856. Source: Wikipedia

Place in History

Benjamin’s Early Life

Political Career

Benjamin and Judaism

Views on Slavery

Views on Secession

Confederate Cabinet

Confederate Secretary of War

Benjamin and the Rise of Anti-Semitism in the South

Confederate Secretary of State

Confederate Escape and Later Life



Bonnie K. Goodman

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Bonnie K. Goodman BA, MLIS (McGill University) is a journalist, librarian & historian. Former editor at History News Network & reporter at

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