This day in Jewish history / Man who taught U.S. about migrants is born
Oscar Handlin eventually put the spotlight on the epic role of immigration in America.
September 29, 1915, is the birthdate of Oscar Handlin, the prolific historian who was one of the first to attempt to systematically study the effect of immigration on the development of the United States. It was Handlin who wrote, in his 1952 book “The Uprooted: The Epic Story of the Great Migrations That Made the American People,” how, “Once I thought to write a history of the immigrants in...
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