Courses by instructor: Tony Michels
Tony Michels is the George L. Mosse Professor of American Jewish History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on Jewish political and cultural history. He is author of A Fire in Their Hearts: Yiddish Socialists in New York (Harvard Univ. Press, 2005), winner of the Salo Baron Prize from the American Academy for Jewish Research, and the editor of Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History (NYU Press, 2012). He is co-editor of the journal, Jewish Social Studies, and his articles have appeared in the Forward, The Marginalia Review of Books, Guilt & Pleasure Quarterly, and other publications. Most recently, his article, “Bernie Sanders and the History of American Socialism,” appeared in Jacobin. Michels is completing a book on the impact of the Russian Revolution on American Jewish life.
From the Bund to the Bern: Yiddish Socialism for the 21st Century
The year 2017 marks the 120th anniversary of the founding of both the Jewish Bund and the Zionist movement, and the centennial of the Russian Revolution. This auspicious convergence of historical dates, plus the recent ...