Post­ed by Nat Bernstein

It’s been a while since we fea­tured a non­fic­tion title on The Pros­en­Peo­ple’s Book Cov­er of the Week series, so how’s this for a break:

Keny­on Zim­mer explores how the anar­chist move­ment at the turn of the twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry enabled Amer­i­can immi­grant com­mu­ni­ties — Ital­ian and Jew­ish, in par­tic­u­lar — to shed their nation­al­ist loy­al­ties with­out enforc­ing assim­i­la­tion into the Melt­ing Pot”; instead embrac­ing dif­fer­ences and diver­si­ty as they adapt­ed to a new life in the Unit­ed States.

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Nat Bern­stein is the for­mer Man­ag­er of Dig­i­tal Con­tent & Media, JBC Net­work Coor­di­na­tor, and Con­tribut­ing Edi­tor at the Jew­ish Book Coun­cil and a grad­u­ate of Hamp­shire College.