University Press of America
Trim: 6 x 9⅛
978-0-7618-4439-6 • Paperback • December 2008 • $43.99 • (£34.00)
Mel Young is the author of Bitter Tears I Shed for Thee, Where They Lie, and Last Order of the Lost Cause from University Press of America.
Part 1 Naval Court of Inquiry—1857
Part 2 Witnesses of the Government
Part 3 Witnesses on Behalf of Uriah Phillips Levy
Part 4 Depositions
Part 5 Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Court, Uriah Phillips Levy Letter
Part 6 Index to Supplemental Information
The official U.S. Navy Court records are compelling evidence that the Navy was as dedicated to eradicating that malignancy [anti-Semiticism] in 1857, as it remains today.
— William O. Miller, RADM JAGC, U.S. Navy (Ret.), formerly Judge Advocate General of the Navy
Young has gathered the most useful excerpts from the trial and presented them in an easy-to-read format. . . . This book can prove extremely valuable for those interested in Levy's career, and the nature of antisemitism in the United States during the early nineteenth century.
— The American Jewish Archives Journal
Noted historian Mel Young brings together an impressive array of primary-source documents detailing the six times Levy was court-martialed. In every case, the reader is brought into the courtroom to witness the vicious specter of anti-semitism.... Uriah takes the reader back in time and offers amazing insight into naval procedure, legal process, and American social history.... Whether you are interested in legal history, naval history, or the fight for freedom and justice for all, Mel Young's newest book, Uriah, is amazing and well worth the read.
— Rabbi Joshua Lief, 2009; The Temple
This short book edited by Mel Young, himself a West Point graduate (Class of 1952), attempts to show, by excerpts from the offical records of a Naval Court of Inquiry, the parallel issues between the Biblical Uriah and the American Uriah, Captain Uriah Phillips Levy, USN, and the trials and tribulations of each.
— Herbert Y. Schandler; The Jewish Veteran