"[Michels] has made an important contribution to our understanding of [a] significant aspect of American Jewish history."
—Buffalo Jewish Review
"Recommended for upper-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty."
"Whether devoured in big chunks, or savored in small bites, Jewish Radicals is a fun and fortifying read."
“This book will stimulate the mind and gladden the heart of anyone who cares about the history of American Jews or the American left and the always close, if eternally tempestuous relationship between them. Tony Michels has assembled a feast of documents and is an expert guide to their meaning and context.”
—Michael Kazin, author of American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation
"From America's leading historian of Yiddish-speaking radicalism comes this rich anthology of contemporary Jewish-American voices from the 1880s through the 1940s. Among the diverse experiences and points of view reflected here, Michels convincingly identifies three dominant threads—socialist awakening as a rite-of-passage, the agony and ecstasy of political struggle, and Yiddish-based education as a labor-centered project with an uncertain agenda for national emancipation."
—Leon Fink, editor of Labor Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas
"He has made an important contribution to out understanding of one significant aspect of American Jewish history"
—The Jewish Chronicles
"Michels has assembled a fine collection of primary sources, one that successfully illuminates the experiences of Jewish radicals and uncovers many unknown and remote voices. This book will appeal to both lay readers and a scholarly audience."
—Evan C. Rothera , Yearbook of German-American Studies