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Rebecca Kobrin Publishes Essay “The Bank of United States, East European Jews and the Lost World of Immigrant Banking”
February 14, 2022

Rebecca Kobrin (Russell and Bettina Knapp Associate Professor of American Jewish History) contributed the essay “The Bank of United States, East European Jews and The Lost World Of Immigrant Banking” to  the Gotham Center for New York City History Blog. Kobrin shows that panic runs on the Bank of United States precipitated larger banking crises which eventually led to the Great Depression.

Photo: Crowd of depositors gather in the rain outside Bank of United States after its failure. World Telegram staff photographer via Wikimedia Commons.