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Maxwell Street: A Marker and Maker of American Jewish Identity

Often times when we look at maps depicting demographics, we think of bodies that occupy a space, but not about what those bodies do in that space. By 1870, immigrants made up approximately forty-eight percent of Chicago‚Äôs growing population of 298,977 people. At this time, immigrants included, but were not limited to, Irish and Germans, eventually followed by Russian Jews,…