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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 ...

Glackens, William

Glackens, William (1870–1938)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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92 words

.... His assignments ranged widely: he travelled to Cuba to cover the Spanish-American War and illustrated travel literature and Western fiction. Much of his work consisted of urban scenes set in New York—for instance, depictions of Jewish life in the Lower East Side for Abraham Cahan’s stories. Eventually he gave up illustration, exhibiting in 1908 with the Ashcan School and organizing the American section of the Armory Show ( 1912 ). Margaret M....

United States of America

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The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

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2010
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Social sciences, Society and culture
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...intersexed or hermaphrodites [In addition to the sociocentric view of gender, there are other models that focus away from gender-conflict issues toward other facets of gender diversity. These include concepts like the “gender rainbow” paradigm suggested by gender counselors Leah Cahan Schaefer and C. Christine Wheeler , June Reinisch 's concept of “gender flavors,” and James Weinrich 's model of “gender landscapes” (see Francoeur 1991 , 100–101). In each of these models, gender-conflict issues are broadened to include gender explorations and gender...

Jewish American Intellectual and Cultural Life

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Nora Rubel

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

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2013

...pluralism reflects an ongoing ambivalence in Jewish American culture. This tension was reflected in the influential socialist Yiddish language newspaper the Jewish Daily Forward ( 1897 – ). Edited by Abraham Cahan from 1903 to 1951 , the paper advocated rapid Americanization, particularly through its famous advice column, “A Bintel Brief.” However, Cahan's use of Yiddish and focus on the lives of Jewish workers reveals a particularism despite his acculturating advice. In addition to the Forward , Jews were well represented in other early...

Jewish American Labor Movement

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Catherine Collomp

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History

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2013

...the Workmen's Circle, these unions were the center of a densely organized network of economic, social, cultural, and political interests. Embodying a strong socialist current in American labor, the movement was supported by a prolific Yiddish-language press, among which Abraham Cahan's Jewish Daily Forward had the greatest circulation. David Dubinsky, the ILGWU president from 1932 to 1966 , and Sidney Hillman, the founding president of the ACWA from 1914 to 1946 , were exiles from the 1905 Russian revolution. They brought to Progressive Era America the...

Anti-Communism

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Richard Gid Powers

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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2013
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Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
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722 words

...theologian Reinhold Niebuhr and Arthur Schlesinger Jr. ; Jewish anti-Communists of such varied political convictions as Louis Marshall of the American Jewish Committee, George Sokolsky of the Hearst newspaper chain, and Norman Podhoretz of Commentary ; socialists like Abraham Cahan of the Forward ; labor-union officials like Samuel Gompers, David Dubinsky , Sidney Hillman , George Meany , and Albert Shanker ; and black anti-Communists such as the columnist George Schuyler . The press tycoon Henry R. Luce , publisher of Time , Life , and ...

Anti-Communism

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Richard Gid Powers

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

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...like the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr and Arthur Schlesinger Jr.; Jewish anti-Communists of such varied political convictions as Louis Marsh of the American Jewish Committee, George Sokolsky of the Hearst newspaper chain, and Norman Podhoretz of Commentary ; socialists like Abraham Cahan of the Forward; labor-union officials like Samuel Gompers, David Dubinsky, Sidney Hillman, George Meany, and Albert Shanker; and black anti-Communists such as the columnist George Schuyler. The press tycoon Henry R. Luce, publisher of Time , Life , and Fortune magazines,...

Anti-Communism

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Richard Gid Powers

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History

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... Reinhold Niebuhr and Arthur Schlesinger Jr. ; Jewish anti-Communists of such varied political convictions as Louis Marshall of the American Jewish Committee, George Sokolsky of the Hearst newspaper chain, and Norman Podhoretz of Commentary ; socialists like Abraham Cahan of the Forward ; labor-union officials like Samuel Gompers , David Dubinsky , Sidney Hillman , George Meany , and Albert Shanker ; and black anti-Communists such as the columnist George Schuyler . The press tycoon Henry R. Luce , publisher of Time , Life , and ...

Literature

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Everett Emerson, Gary Ashwill, Gordon Hutner, Thomas H. Schaub, and Erin A. Smith

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

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...from Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings ( 1880 ) to Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit ( 1906 ). (Pauline Hopkins gave a different idea of racial politics in a series of fictions that included Contending Forces [ 1900 ].) Others, like Chopin in The Awakening ( 1899 ) and Abraham Cahan in Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto ( 1896 ), went further, skeptically probing prevailing moral codes and customs. Social Criticism. Even at its most critical, however, local color did not achieve the ethical intensity of European critical realists who found an audience...

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