A New York Times Notable Book of 2016
Winner of the Zócalo Public Square Book Prize
On March 29, 1516, the city council of Venice issued a decree
forcing Jews to live in il geto―a closed quarter named for
the copper foundry that once occupied the area. The term stuck.
In this sweeping and original account, Mitchell Duneier traces
the idea of the ghetto from its beginnings in the sixteenth
century and its revival by the Nazis to... more...