How Immigrants Fought the Beef Trust, and Won

Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Dec 11, 2020 8:00 pm
  • 27:19 mins

The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902. Never heard of it? Thousands of poor housewives took to the streets of New York, smashed up delis, threw their neighbors’ meat into the gutters, some ending up in jail or the hospital. They were up against big corporate players and greedy middlemen, but even the President of the United States was sympathetic to their cause. Guest: Scott Seligman, historian and author of "The Great Kosher Meat Warp of 1902: Immigrant Housewives and the Riots That Shook New York City"