Revolutionary Radicalism: Its History, Purpose and Tactics with an Exposition and Discussion of the Steps Being Taken and Required to Curb It, Being the Report of the Joint Legislative Committee Investigating Seditious Activities - Vol. 3

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CHAPTER X
Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Associations

1. YOUNG MEN'S HEBREW ASSOCIATION

YOUNG MEN'S HEBREW ASSOCIATION, 114 Fifth avenue, New York City, Samuel A. Goldsmith, general secretary. Letter, November 13, 1919:

"I presume that you are mainly interested in our organizations in the State of New York. Some of the best Americanization work that our institutions do, however, is in the New England states and in the city of Chicago. In a general way, all the work of the Young Men's Hebrew Associations and of the Educational Alliances that are affiliated with our national movement, is Americanization, that is, the work of a Y. M. H. A. is an emphasis on the value of the individual. It attempts, through its various activities, whether they be secular, educational or religious or social or physical or communal, to fit the individual into the general community, so that he would be of more value to himself and to that community. For this reason, and because we have been doing this individualizing work, we have consistently told communities that this type of work was one of the highest types of Americanization work.

"In the specific work that has hitherto been called Americanization, our constituent associations in many instances conduct classes in English to foreigners. Even in cities having a fairly well organized night school course in English to foreigners, it is found that certain people find it either inconvenient or impossible to go to the regular night school and come to our organizations where they can be made more comfortable and where they feel more at home.

"The same type of organizations carry on classes in civics and in a general educational way attempt to acquaint the foreigner with the opportunities in America for himself and also with his rights under the law and with the machinery of the government. Growing out of these classes in civics there are classes in Americanization which follow up the man until he secures his second papers, and then continue to follow him up, attempting to organize his interest in some civic

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Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Table of Contents iii
  • Volume IV viii
  • Addendum xviii
  • List of Illustrations xxi
  • General Introduction 2011
  • Section I - Protective Governmental Measures 2015
  • Chapter I 2017
  • Chapter II 2024
  • Chapter III 2075
  • Section II - Organized Labor and Capital and Industrial Problems 2095
  • Introduction 2097
  • Chapter I 2106
  • Chapter II 2133
  • Chapter III 2148
  • Chapter IV 2151
  • Chapter V 2154
  • Chapter VI 2160
  • Chapter VII 2166
  • Chapter VIII 2174
  • Chapter IX 2180
  • Chapter X 2193
  • Chapter XI 2204
  • Chapter XII 2216
  • Chapter XIII 2226
  • Chapter XIV 2238
  • Chapter XV 2244
  • Chapter XVI 2251
  • Section III subsection I - Educational Training for Citizenship 2275
  • Introduction 2279
  • Chapter I 2293
  • Chapter II 2328
  • Chapter III - Teacher Requirements and Teacher Training 2335
  • Chapter IV - Curricula Recommended for Courses of Citizenship Training 2346
  • Chapter V - Regulated Attendance 2350
  • Chapter VI - Appropriations 2356
  • Section III subsection II 2359
  • Chapter I 2361
  • Chapter II 2366
  • Section III subsection III 2411
  • Chapter I 2417
  • Chapter II 2439
  • Chapter III 2564
  • Chapter IV 2569
  • Chapter V 2623
  • Chapter VI 2701
  • Chapter VII 2949
  • Chapter VIII 3018
  • Chapter IX 3052
  • Chapter X 3060
  • Chapter XI 3079
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