Tony Michels is George L. Mosse Associate Professor of American Jewish History, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Introduction: Socialism in American Jewish History 1. Coming to Shore: Russian Radicals Discover the Jewish Working Class in New York 2. Speaking to "Moyshe": Socialists Create a Yiddish Public Culture 3. The Politics of Yidishe Kultur: Chaim Zhitlovsky and the Challenge of Jewish Nationalism 4. Purely Secular, Thoroughly Jewish: The Arbeter Ring and Yiddish Education 5. "We Sought a Home for Our Souls": The Communist Gamble Epilogue: An Ambiguous Legacy Notes Index