Ghetto

The History of a Word

Author: Daniel B. Schwartz

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674737539

Category: History

Page: 240

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Few words are as ideologically charged as “ghetto,” a term that has described legally segregated Jewish quarters, dense immigrant enclaves, Nazi holding pens, and black neighborhoods in the United States. Daniel B. Schwartz reveals how the history of ghettos is tied up with struggle and argument over the slippery meaning of a word.
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