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The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902
December 1, 2020 , 4:00 pm
Center for Jewish History presents Scott D. Seligman, author of “The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902: Immigrant Housewives and the Riots That Shook New York City” (University of Nebraska Press, 2020), which recounts when Jewish women took to the streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side on May 15, 1902 to protest a precipitous rise in the price of kosher meat. Seligman tells the twin stories of the Beef Trust, the midwestern cartel that conspired to keep meat prices high, and the mostly uneducated female immigrants who discovered their collective consumer power. Pay what you wish; register here.