ANTI-SEMITISM AND PROGRESSIVE ERA SOCIAL SCIENCE: THE CASE OF JOHN R. COMMONS.

Luca Fiorito, Cosma Orsi

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This paper explores John Commons’s views toward Jews in order to assess whetherhis published writings contain assertions that today would be stigmatized as anti-Semitic. The evidence we provide shows that Commons’s racial characterization ofJews was framed within a broad and indiscriminate xenophobic framework. Withother leading Progressive Era social scientists, in fact, Commons shared the ideathat the new immigration from eastern and southern Europe would increase competitionin the labor market, drive down wages, and lead Anglo-Saxon men andwomen to have fewer children, since they would not want them to compete with thosewho survive on less. Within this general xenophobic context, Commons developedassertions regarding immigrant Jews that show traces of explicit anti-Semiticaccusations.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)55-80
Numero di pagine26
RivistaDefault journal
Volume38
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2016

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Social sciences
Jews
John R. Commons
Progressive Era
Social Sciences
Antisemitism
Immigration
Wages
Eastern Europe
Immigrants
Labour market
Anglo-Saxon
Labour Market

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  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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ANTI-SEMITISM AND PROGRESSIVE ERA SOCIAL SCIENCE: THE CASE OF JOHN R. COMMONS. / Fiorito, Luca; Orsi, Cosma.

In: Default journal, Vol. 38, 2016, pag. 55-80.

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