Triangle Seminar for Jewish Studies at the National Humanities Center, RTP
Monday, December 12
“From the Shtetl to the Lower East Side: Coming to America in the Late 19th to the Early 20thCenturies”
Michael F. Bassman, Ph.D., Distinguished Honors Professor Emeritus, University Honors College, ECU
A power point discussion of life in the shtetl and the factors motivating Jews to leave for America. Life, however, was not as expected. The focus is on the Lower East side and will explore tenement life in the literary works of Anzia Yezierska, Abraham Cahan and Mary Antin.
All sessions meet at the National Humanities Center in RTP
7:30 –9:30 p.m.
Contact: Ronni Marblestone: 919-848-3752
DIRECTIONS From Raleigh: I-40 West to Exit 279B. Take the Durham Expressway north to Exit 7 and turn left on Alexander Drive. Pass over the Freeway and turn left at the GlaxoSmithKline / National Humanities Center traffic light. Go to end of road to the big white building.
From Chapel Hill: I-40 East to Exit 279B. Take the Durham Expressway north to Exit 7. Turn left on Alexander Drive and cross over the Freeway and turn left at GlaxoSmithKlein / National Humanities traffic light. Continue up the hill to the white building at the end of the road.
From Durham: Durham Expressway South to Exit 7. Turn right on Alexander Drive and turn left at next traffic light, and continue as above.