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“Nobody Expected Seasickness”: Oceanic Migration in the Nineteenth Century

Discussion of a primary source describing the experience of transatlantic migration in the late nineteenth century.

“Nobody Expected Seasickness”: Oceanic Migration in the Nineteenth Century
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“Hopelessness at Home, A Secure Future Overseas”: Teaching Jewish Migration in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century

Discussion of teaching nineteenth and twentieth century Jewish migration in a world historical context.

“Hopelessness at Home, A Secure Future Overseas”: Teaching Jewish Migration in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century
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“We Should All Wear the Fez”: Ottoman Jews in the Late Nineteenth Century

Istanbul has long been one of my favorite cities. Whenever I go there, I explore a new neighborhood or visit a new site. Every trip to Istanbul leads to some new insight or anecdote relevant to teaching world history. My last visit was no different. In the summer of 2022,

“We Should All Wear the Fez”: Ottoman Jews in the Late Nineteenth Century
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Monthly Digest: January 2024

Monthly Digest for January 2024

Monthly Digest: January 2024
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“He Has Favored Us”: Amsterdam’s Jewish Community and the Transatlantic Slave System in the Seventeenth Century

Discussion of teaching Amsterdam’s Jewish community in the seventeenth century

“He Has Favored Us”: Amsterdam’s Jewish Community and the Transatlantic Slave System in the Seventeenth Century
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“Desist from Deporting the Jews”: Jews and the Ottoman Empire in the Late Sixteenth Century

Discussion of teaching how Ottoman policy regarding Sephardic Jews changed in the sixteenth century

“Desist from Deporting the Jews”: Jews and the Ottoman Empire in the Late Sixteenth Century
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“Turks Hold Respectable Jews in Esteem”: Jews and the Ottoman Empire in the Sixteenth Century

Discussion of teaching the Sephardic migration to the Ottoman Empire in the sixteenth century

“Turks Hold Respectable Jews in Esteem”: Jews and the Ottoman Empire in the Sixteenth Century
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“A Commerical Market for All Nations”: Benjamin of Tudela’s Descriptions of Baghdad and Alexandria

Discussion of using Benjamin of Tudela as an example of travelers in premodern Afroeurasia

“A Commerical Market for All Nations”: Benjamin of Tudela’s Descriptions of Baghdad and Alexandria
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“Write Me a Letter Every Week”: Afroeurasian Trade and Integrating Jews into World History

Discussion of integrating Jewish history into world history with an emphasis on Jewish participation in Afroeurasian trade

“Write Me a Letter Every Week”: Afroeurasian Trade and Integrating Jews into World History