The Problem of Dual Identity
Professor Danny Greene
Sundays, January 12, 19 and 26, 2014
Some of the most influential figures in American Jewish life during the first half of the twentieth century found their voices in a magazine called the Menorah Journal. The class will mine this journal in an exploration of how Jewish-American leaders such as Louis Brandeis and Mordecai Kaplan addressed the question of this dual identity.
Daniel Greene is Vice President for Research and Academic Programs at the Newberry Library. He a historian who specializes in ethnicity, pluralism, and American identity. He is also an Affiliated Faculty member of the history department at the University of Illinois at Chicago.