TITLE: What's in a Name? The Ghetto Comes to America
SPEAKER: Daniel Schwartz
EVENT DATE: 05/28/2013
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 67 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
The term "ghetto" was first applied to overcrowded Jewish quarters in late nineteenth-century American cities like New York and Chicago. Over the course of the next century the word was thoroughly Americanized and primarily associated with urban segregation in the United States. Daniel Schwartz illustrates the word's diverse history, use and meaning.