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Abraham Cahan

Abraham Cahan (1860-1951) was born in Eastern Europe and emigrated to the U.S in 1882. As a young man, he lived in New York City where he found work in a cigar factory. As he adjusted to American life, he learned English and began writing for different publications. He became the founder and editor of The Jewish Daily Forward , a position he held for more than 40 years. In 1896, he published his first novel i Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto . But he's best known for the massively...See more