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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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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...

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