The Press: Follow the Leader

During Manhattan's bitter, bloody garment strike of 1913, a crowd of angry strikers hurled bricks through the windows of the Jewish Daily Forward, which was urging a settlement. Nervy, frail Editor Abraham ("Ab") Cahan, who had done as much as any man to stir the workers' rebellion against the sweatshops, came out to face the crowd. "Whose windows do tailors come to break?" he demanded. "It's just like a husband who comes home angry and fretful ... whacks the kids around and smashes dishes . . . Will he go into any other house to smash the dishes? No, he goes...

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