See the internal memo (October 1917) sent by the chairman of the Businessmen's League of New York, Joseph Yeska, warning of "the growing strength of Hillquit" as a "dangerous menace to New York City"--in the Morris Hillquit Papers (WSHS), reel #2.
Miller wrote in Miller's vokhenshrift, July 6, 1917, 2, in AFL Papers (WSHS), series #11A (hereafter 11A), box #61, folder #2; David M.
(31.) Letter from Maisel to Gompers (August 8, 1917), AFL Papers (WSHS), 11A, box #25, folder #4; Letter from Maisel to Gompers (October 17, 1917), ibid, 11A, box #27, folder #4.
(32.) On the JSL meeting, see New York Call, October 6, 1917, clipping in the Morris Hillquit Papers (WSHS), reel #8; NYT, October 6, 1917, 6.
(35.) The JSL manifesto is in AFL Papers (WSHS), 11A, box #61, folder #2.
Hermalin, who argued that "the more ignorant and unsophisticated" Jews read the Forverts and were convinced by it to oppose the war--clipping from World, October 21, 1917, in Morris Hillquit Papers (WSHS), reel #8.
(37.) Hillquit's first rally speech is quoted in clipping from the New York Call, October 24, 1916, Morris Hillquit Papers (WSHS), reel #8; the second is also from the New York Call, November 5, 1917, 6.
See also Hillquit's appeal to Irish voters, in the clipping from the Tribune, October 26, 1917, Morris Hillquit Papers (WSHS), reel #8.
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