A Tale of the New York Ghetto

Abraham Cahan

New York
D. Appleton and Company

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Yekl is a short novel about Jewish immigrants on the Lower East Side of New York City in the late 1800's. After you read the book we hope you will join us to "always check for the union label" in clothing you use for yourself and your family. For more information on the clothing industry union, please see This online book was produced by Eldritch Press with volunteer labor.