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Carolina Israelite: How Harry Golden Made Us Care about Jews, the South, and Civil Rights

Kimberly Hartnett

Abstract

This biography of Jewish American writer and humorist Harry Golden (1903–1981) illuminates a remarkable life intertwined with the rise of the civil rights movement, Jewish popular culture, and the sometimes precarious position of Jews in the South and across America during the 1950s. After recounting Golden’s childhood on New York’s Lower East Side, the text points to his stint in prison as a young man, after a widely publicized conviction for investment fraud during the Great Depression, as the root of his empathy for the underdog in any story. During World War II, the cigar-smoking, bourbon- ... More

Keywords: Harry Golden, New York, Lower East Side, Great Depression, North Carolina, prison, race relations, equal rights, civil rights movement, Jewish popular culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469621036
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621036.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kimberly Hartnett, author