• Painting a Portrait of a Political, Literary and Journalistic Powerhouse

    8 days ago - By Tablet Mag

    For most of its first 50-plus years, the Yiddish language Jewish Daily Forward was edited by its founder, Abraham Cahan. Cahan was a Lithuanian immigrant and socialist who came to this country alone at the age of 22, in 1882. Within five years, he'd established himself as a leader of the Jewish immigrant community and as an industrious reporter with friends like the muckraker journalist Lincoln Steffins and the literary critic William Dean Howells.
    How Cahan climbed the political, journalistic, and literary (he wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Rise of David Levinsky ) ranks of 20th...
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