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Dr. Gerald Zahavi professor of History and Director of the Documentary Studies Program at the University at Albany, State University of New York gives audiences a lecture on the History of Endicott Johnson.

Dr. Zahavi is the author of Workers, Managers, and Welfare Capitalism: The Shoemakers and Tanners of Endicott Johnson, 1890-1950 (University of Illinois Press, 1988) and a number of articles on the history of labor and radicalism – as well as the producer and audio engineer of a 2-CD oral history of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. He’s also been heavily involved in several document and media preservation and publication projects, serving as the editor of over half-a-dozen labor and business history-related microform publications. He is nearing the completion of another book on the local and regional history of American communism titled Embers on the Land; several chapters have already been published as articles ( one was the cover article of an issue of The Journal of American History and a second won the Frederick C. Luebke Award for the best article of the year published in The Great Plains Quarterly as well as the Western History Association’s Ray Allen Billington Award for best article of the year on Western history).

Dr. Zahavi has been a media producer for over twenty years, he was engaged weekly in the production of broadcast content – including radio segments of Talking History. He now consults for North Country Public Radio. Most recently — since 2016 — he have been heavily involved in museum work as a member of the Executive Committee of the Essex County Historical Society & Adirondack History Museum — working as co-curator on a variety of museum exhibits, as media consultant, and as oral/video history project director.


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