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Making Michigan: "The Boundaries of Pluralism: The World of the U-M's Jewish Students, 1897-1945"

A conversation with Andrei Markovits and Ken Garner
Thursday, September 24, 2020
7:00-8:00 PM
Off Campus Location
Learn about the evolution of Jewish life on the U-M campus from the late 1890s to the end of World War II. Join us for this Making Michigan event, as Terry McDonald and Gary Krenz from the Bentley Historical Library talk with authors Andrei Markovits and Kenneth Garner about their new book, The Boundaries of Pluralism: The World of the University of Michigan's Jewish Students from 1897-1945. The conversation will cover how Jewish students lived at the University of Michigan, how they were integrated by and large, how they made U-M a good place for them but also how there were limits to this bliss, as the University's commendable pluralism in terms of accepting others, Jews in particular, had its serious limits when it came to Jewish students from the East Coast with leftist political preferences.

This conversation is the first in the 2020-21 Making Michigan series.

Registration is required. To register, please visit

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Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Activism, bentley historical library, bentley library, Discussion, Diversity, history, Jewish Studies, university history, university of michigan history
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Bentley Historical Library, Judaic Studies