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From the Ghetto to the Melting Pot: Israel Zangwill's Jewish Plays
In his historic play The Melting Pot, Israel Zangwill (1864-1926) introduced into our discourse a potent metaphor that for nearly a hundred years has served as a key definition of the United States. The play, enthusiastically espoused by President Theodore Roosevelt, to whom it was dedicated, offered a grand vision of America as a dynamic process of ethnic and racial amalg ...more
Paperback, 559 pages
Published December 8th 2005 by Wayne State University Press
(first published December 1st 2005)
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