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PBS: "The Jewish Americans"

David Grubin’s landmark documentary series explores 350 years of Jewish American history. This story chronicles the struggle of a tiny minority who make their way into the American mainstream while, at the same time, maintaining a sense of their own identity as Jews. It includes essays on Jewish Life in America, video clips, and resources for educators.

PBS: "The Jewish Americans"

David Grubin’s landmark documentary series explores 350 years of Jewish American history. This quintessentially American story chronicles the struggle of a tiny minority who make their way into the American mainstream while, at the same time, maintaining a sense of their own identity as Jews. It includes essays on Jewish life in America, video clips, and resources for educators.

Nunnally Johnson, the film maker who wrote the sceenplay for “The Grapes of Wrath,” born

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Thanksgiving Day

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Thomas Nast, “Father of the American cartoon,” born

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John Newton, slave ship captain turned preacher and author of “Amazing Grace,” born

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Alexander Hamilton–Aaron Burr duel

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