NAR Event: Jewish Immigrants in America – Nick Kotz Moderator

MAY 14, 2014  Jewish Immigrants in America.  Nick Kotz moderates a panel with Sanford Ungar and Steve Roberts:

Panelists discuss the lessons they learned from studying the lives of their Jewish ancestors who immigrated to the U.S. at the turn of the 20th century. They described their research and spoke about how contemporary immigrant experiences differ from those of their family members. This event was hosted by the National Archives and Records Administration.

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C-SPAN Broadcast National Archives — A Nation of Immigrants: How They Have Shaped America

Nick Kotz Panel-NARASaturday, May 31st, at 2pm EDST, C-SPAN will broadcast the National Archives panel discussion—A Nation of Immigrants: How They Have Shaped America moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian Nick Kotz, author of The Harness Maker’s Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas, and featuring journalists Steven V. Roberts (From Every End of the Earth: 13 Families and the New Lives They Made in America) and Sanford J. Ungar (Fresh Blood: The New American Immigrants)—on their weekend American History TV channel-C-SPAN3.  The program title is “Jewish Immigrants in America.”

For additional information about this engaging discussion:  http://series.c-span.org/History/Events/Jewish-Immigrants-in-19th-and-20th-Century-America/10737444336/.
To schedule an email alert before the program airs:  http://www.c-span.org/video/?319146-1/jewish-immigrants-america.
To check the C-SPAN-3 schedule by time zone:    http://www.c-span.org/schedule/?channel=3.
After the broadcast airs, C-SPAN will upload the video to their website.

 This National Archives program was presented in partnership with the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington in commemoration of Jewish American Heritage Month.

A TEXAS-SIZED PARTY!

partySeated in tents and around picnic tables in the shade of live oaks at the Kallison Ranch May 1947 gathering, visitors devoured barbecued beef and goat, quaffed Pearl and Lone Star beer, cheered at a rodeo with bull riding and steer-tying contests, and examined a display of the farm products sold at Kallison’s “Big Country Store.”

Bootleggers!

Bootleggers in the Family? (Who knew!)

bootleggerWith the help of documents from the National Archives, Nick Kotz uncorked secrets bottled in his family’s past. Here is the photographic “evidence” in the government’s prohibition case against his Russian-born grandfather Nathan Kallison: hooch-making supplies for sale in the Kallison Block Building (June 1927). The verdict: Not guilty!  Did the feds target immigrant shopkeepers rather than crack down on major league bootleggers? Read more about the case on page 101 in The Harness Maker’s Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas.

On May 14th at 7 pm at the National Archives, Nick Kotz will moderate a panel The National of Immigrants: How they Have Shaped America featuring Steve V. Roberts, New York Times bestselling author of From Every End of the Earth: 13 Families and the New Lives They Made in America, and Sanford J. Ungar, President of Goucher College and author of Fresh Blood: The New American Immigrants. For details go to www.nickkotz.com  or view the Archives Calendar of Events at www.archives.gov/calendar.  This program is free and open to the public.

A Nation of Immigrants – National Archives

The National Archives Presents:

archives-logo A Nation of Immigrants: How They Shaped America (This program is presented in partnership with the Jewish  Historical Society of Greater Washington—in celebration of Jewish History Month)  Location:  William G. McGowan Theater; National Archives; 7th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC  20408.

Panelists: Nick Kotz (The Harness Maker’s Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas); Steve Roberts (From Every End of the Earth: 13 families and the New Lives They Made in America), and Sanford J. Ungar (Fresh Blood: The New American Immigrants) Details: This program will be presented in conjunction with Jewish-American Heritage Month and in partnership with the Foundation for the National Archives and the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington.

Wednesday, May 14: National Archives

7:00 to 9:00 PM