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Tony Michels

Tony Michels is the George L. Mosse assistant professor of American Jewish history at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has published articles in American Jewish History, Jewish History and other scholarly publications. His book A Fire in Their Hearts: Yiddish Socialists in New York will be published by Harvard University Press in 2005.

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Uprising of 20,000 (1909)

On November 23, 1909, more than twenty thousand Yiddish-speaking immigrants, mostly young women in their teens and early twenties, launched an eleven-week general strike in New York’s shirtwaist industry. Dubbed the Uprising of the 20,000, it was the largest strike by women to date in American history.

Jean Jaffe

Jean Jaffe was one of the leading Yiddish journalists of her time and covered a variety of subjects, from theater to international politics. She was a field reporter at a time when women were usually relegated to women’s pages and a Yiddish-language journalist at a time when most American reporters wrote in English, making her career doubly remarkable.

Glika Bilavsky

As an actor on the Yiddish stage, Glika (Degenshteyn) Bilavsky participated early on in the renaissance of secular Yiddish culture in the twentieth century.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Tony Michels." (Viewed on December 15, 2019) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/michels-tony>.

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