Nearly one third of the world’s Jewish population immigrated to new lands between the late 1700s and the 1920s. Whether leaving Europe, North Africa or the Ottoman Empire, and arriving in the United States, Great Britain, South Africa or Latin America, what bound them together was their experience as peddlers. NYU historian Hasia Diner relays their story, and Nancy Foner, CUNY Graduate Center sociologist, explores connections to immigration today.
This event is free and seating is first-come, first-served. Doors will open at 6pm. Books will be available for purchase with a 15% discount. Continue the conversation over dinner and drinks! Russ & Daughters Cafe welcomes Tenement Talks visitors. Those with proof of purchase of a book will receive a 10% discount that evening only.
If you have questions, contact Laura Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.431.0233 ext. 259.