Speaker: Professor Tyler Anbinder
Title: "Jewish Immigrants in New York's Lower East Side"
Date and Time: Sunday, November 19, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library's meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd,
Please join us on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. at the
Pikesville Library's meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville,
for our next program: "Jewish Immigrants in New York's Lower East
Side," presented by Professor Tyler Anbinder. The Lower East Side of
New York was the first American home for several million Jewish
immigrants who arrived in the United States in the late 19th and early
20th centuries. This lecture, taken >from Professor Anbinder's 2016
book City of Dreams, will recount why immigrant Jews made the Lower
East Side their home, what life was like there, and how and why Jews
eventually left the area to live elsewhere. Prof. Anbinder will also
explain why he decided to make his own immigrant ancestors part of the
book's narrative and the role genealogists played in helping him
uncover their stories.
Tyler Anbinder is a professor of history at George Washington
University, where since 1994 he has taught the history of American
immigration and the U.S. Civil War. He is the author of three
award-winning books: Nativism and Slavery: The Northern Know Nothings
and the Politics of the 1850s (1992); Five Points: The
Nineteenth-Century New York Neighborhood that Invented Tap Dance,
Stole Elections, and Became the World's Most Notorious Slum (2001),
and City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York
(2016). He has won fellowships and grants >from the National Endowment
for the Humanities and held the Fulbright Commission's Thomas
Jefferson Distinguished Chair in American History at the University of
Utrecht. His research has won awards >from the Organization of American
Historians, the Columbia University School of Journalism, the editors
of Civil War History, and the New York Society Library.
The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at
www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program
of future meetings.
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