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Author Talk: Scott Seligman speaks about The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902
In the wee hours of May 15, 1902, three thousand Jewish women quietly took up positions on the streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Convinced by the latest jump in the price of kosher meat that they were being gouged, they assembled in squads of five, intent on shutting down every kosher butcher shop in New York’s Jewish quarter. Join us in conversation when author Scott Seligman shares little-known details about the twin stories of mostly uneducated female immigrants who discovered their collective consumer power and of the Beef Trust, the midwestern cartel that conspired to keep meat prices high despite efforts by the U.S. government to curtail its nefarious practices.

Jan 26, 2021 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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