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Words of the Uprooted
Jewish Immigrants in Early Twentieth-Century America
American Jewish leaders, many of German extraction, created the Industrial Removal Office (IRO) in 1901 in order to disperse unemployed Jewish immigrants from New York City to smaller Jewish communities throughout the United States. The IRO was...
The Six Nations of New York
The 1892 United States Extra Census Bulletin
In 1892 the U.S. Census Printing Office published a report on the Six Nations in New York State which collected evidence still used today by the Six Nations to defend their legal rights. The 1892 census purported to be an objective report on the...
Out of the Shadow
A Russian Jewish Girlhood on the Lower East Side
History of My Own Times; or, the Life and Adventures of William Otter, Sen., Comprising a Series of Events, and Musical Incidents Altogether Original
Life and Adventures offers an inside account of the brawling racism common in the early nineteenth century and sharply details the rowdy male subculture of the times.
Keepers of the Revolution
New Yorkers at Work in the Early Republic