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Michael R. Cohen

Cotton Capitalists

American Jewish Entrepreneurship in the Reconstruction Era

New York University Press 2017

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Michael R. Cohen is Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at Tulane University, where he holds a Sizeler Professorship. He is the author of the newly...

Michael R. Cohen is Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at Tulane University, where he holds a Sizeler Professorship. He is the author of the newly published Cotton Capitalists: American Jewish Entrepreneurship in the Reconstruction Era from NYU Press (2017), as well as The Birth of Conservative Judaism: Solomon Schechter’s Disciples and the Creation of an American Religious Movement from Columbia University Press (2012).  He earned his Ph.D. from Brandeis University.


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