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Hadassa Kosak

Hadassa
Kosak

Associate Professor of History
BA, Hebrew University,
PhD, Graduate Center of the City University of New York,
Dr. Hadassa Kosak received a BA in history and political science from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a PhD in American history from CUNY. Social history, and specifically immigration and labor history, were the focus of her dissertation, which explored the encounters of Jewish immigrants in the 1880s-1900s with American social and economic practices and norms.
Dr. Kosak continues to pursue her interest in social history in courses on immigration, ethnicity, history of New York City, the New Deal and the Great Depression, and social movements in American history.
Her book CULTURES OF OPPOSITION: JEWISH IMMIGRANT WORKERS, NEW YORK CITY 1881-1905 was awarded the CHOICE Annual Outstanding Academic Title Award in 2001.
CULTURES OF OPPOSITION: JEWISH IMMIGRANT WORKERS, NEW YORK CITY 1881-1905 explores the Jewish immigrant culture characterized by confrontational public practices such as labor strikes, street parades, consumer boycotts, and rent strikes. Despite their recent arrival, these immigrants were determined to be self-conscious actors in social and political struggles. The participants forged a new Jewish identity informed by social justice, community solidarity, and effective community-wide political participation.
kosak@yu.edu
917-326-4857
Beren campus - 215 Lexington Ave
Room#225
Wilf campus - Furst Hall
Room#09
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Fall 2018
History of Palestine
HIST 2303
Fall 2018
History of Palestine
JHIS 1505
Fall 2018
Immigrant Nations: US Israel
COWC 1004
Fall 2018
Immigrant Nations: US Israel
HIS 2913
Fall 2018
Immigrant Nations: US Israel
HIST 2913
Spring 2018
History of Modern Israel
JHIS 1511
Spring 2018
Modern Israel
HIST 2304
Spring 2018
Social Movements
COWC 1015
Spring 2018
Social Movements
COWC 1015241
Spring 2018
Social Movements
SOC 2802