Abraham Cahan


The Lesson of the Triangle Trial

By Abraham Cahan

Forverts editor Abraham Cahan on what can be learned from the Triangle fire.Read More


The Blood of the Victims Calls to Us

By Abraham Cahan

Forverts editor Abraham Cahan’s editorial, published two days after the fire. ”The entire neighborhood is sitting shiva,” he writes.Read More


‘I Go Among The Public To Study How To Write for It.’

By Abraham Cahan

I wanted to know what sort of impression the new “Forverts” was making on the public; how they reacted to the various articles; what was good, what had to be changed, and what sort of other news it would be advisable to introduce.Read More


‘A Bintel Brief’ Is Born

By Abraham Cahan

‘A Bintel Brief’ Is Born
I had always wished that the Forverts would receive stories from “daily life” — dramas, comedies or truly curious events that weren’t written at a desk but rather in the tenements and factories and cafés — everywhere that life was the author of the drama… How to do this? Not an easy task — much harder than writing an interesting drama or comedy…Read More


‘The World is Burning’

By Abraham Cahan

‘The World is Burning’
The fire has begun. The Angel of Death is executing his entire program — the program that Hitler and his fellow dictators have laid out in the depth of the night. The fire began with the bombing of cities. This war is not like any prior one. Battlefields used to be far away. Now the battlefield is in the heart of the world. Soldiers are not being sent to a far off desert. Death is immediate in the cities. And we need not wait for armies of soldiers. Even before the armies arrive, the cities are already on fire. Planes fly overhead and throw dynamite, and a bloody fire descends upon the city that annihilates man, woman and child.Read More






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