The Rag Race: Jews and the Schmatta Trade
Tuesday October 26, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
How and why did Jews come to dominate parts of the clothing trade in the United States in the late 19th century? Providing a lively tour of the clothing markets of antebellum America, this session will explore the unlikely path of Jews from the underside of the clothing trade to its upper reaches. This program is presented by the Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program and sponsored by the TBS Adult Learning Committee. With Professor Adam Mendelsohn, live from Cape Town, South Africa.