Jewish Whiskey Men and their Black Customers in the Jim Crow South

Dr. Marni Davis

The Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program at the College of Charleston presents Marni Davis: Jewish Whiskey Men and their Black Customers in the Jim Crow South. 

Between 1890 and 1910--the beginning of the Jim Crow era in the American South--the presence of Jews in the southern liquor trade became a subject of regional and national anxiety. Dr. Marni Davis will explore how the politics of race, commerce, and prohibition intertwined and gave rise to a new strain of American anti-Semitism at the turn of the century.

Marni Davis studies and teaches American history and modern Jewish history. She specializes in the history of ethnicity and immigration in the United States during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 

We hope you'll join us for this riveting talk which is scheduled for Monday, February 7th  at 7 p.m. in the Jewish Studies Center (96 Wentworth Street) on the College of Charleston campus.

Many thanks to the Legacy Heritage Fund and the Association of Jewish Studies for their support for this event.