Abraham Cahan (1860-1951) was born to an Orthodox Jewish family near Vilna. An ardent socialist, he emigrated to the United States in 1882, settling on New York City's Lower East Side. He was the influential editor of the Yiddish-language newspaper the Jewish Daily Forward. He also was a novelist and short story writer, writing his fiction in the English language.
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