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Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History

Tony Michels


This book explores the intertwined histories of Jews and the American Left through a rich variety of primary documents. Written in English and Yiddish, these documents reflect the entire spectrum of radical opinion, from anarchism to social democracy, Communism to socialist-Zionism. Rank-and-file activists, organizational leaders, intellectuals, and commentators, from within the Jewish community and beyond, all have their say. Their stories crisscross the Atlantic, spanning from the United States to Europe and British-ruled Palestine. The documents illuminate in fascinating detail the efforts ... More

Keywords: Jews, American Left, poverty, anti-semitism, American national identity, war, totalitarianism, Jewish radicals

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780814757437
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tony Michels, editor

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6 “Strong, Firm, and Correct Propaganda” (1886)

Di Nyu-Yorker Yidishe Folkstsaytung

22 In Defense of the Kentucky Miners (1932)

Workmen’s Circle, Branch 417

37 The Aims of Workers’ Education (1926)

International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union

39 “Sow the Field of Yiddish Cultural Tradition” (1939)

United Council of Yiddish Women’s Reading Circles of Detroit

45 “The New Man” (1921)

Moissaye J. Olgin

46 Communism and Freedom of Speech (1925)

Workers’ (Communist) Party; Roger Baldwin and Earl Browder