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Abraham Cahan

(1860–1951), who came to the U.S. from Russia (1882), was long the editor of the Jewish Daily Forward. Besides works in Yiddish he wrote realistic fiction in English, including ...

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Priscilla Wald

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

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...of the Streets ( 1893 ), Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie ( 1900 ), Jack London’s Martin Eden ( 1909 ), James Weldon Johnson’s Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man ( 1912 ), Sui Sin Far (Edith Maud Eaton)’s Leaves From the Mental Portfolio of an Eurasian ( 1909 ), Abraham Cahan’s Yekl ( 1896 ) and The Rise of David Levinsky ( 1917 ), and numerous others—and in social scientists’ use of literary works to understand human motivations and actions as well as the environments they create. Fiction writers at the turn of the twentieth century influenced...