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City College
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The City College of New York was founded in 1847 as the first free institution of higher education in the United States. In the early 1880s, the college became one of the most influential public institutions, particularly for the Jews immigrating from Eastern Europe to America. Due to its high academic prestige, City College acquired the reputation of a "proletarian Harvard"; due to the radicalism of its students in the 1930s, it w…

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Levinson, Julian, “City College”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0141>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

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