Daniel J. Walkowitz

Daniel J. Walkowitz is emeritus professor of history and of social and cultural analysis at New York University.  An influential labour and urban historian, his many books include City Folk: English Country Dance and The Politics of the Folk in America.

The Jewish World: the Remembered and Forgotten
Heritage tourism has boomed in the last half century, especially in older industrial cities such as Kiev, Berlin, Bucharest, Krakow, London and New York. Jews, often rediscovering their family’s traumatic pasts marked by the Holocaust, have become a vital component of this burgeoning heritage industry. Daniel Walkowitz invites readers to join him on his travels. Part family saga and part tour guide, this is a deeply personal analysis of Jewish history as told in public history – m...