JOSEPH, SAMUEL (1881–1959), U.S. sociologist. He was taken to the U.S. from Russia as a child. He joined the Sociology Faculty of City College, N.Y., in 1928 and became professor and chairman of the department in 1940, one of the first Jews to hold a leading academic position in American sociology. An expert on immigration problems, and especially Jewish immigration, his major publications were Jewish Immigration to the United States from 1881 to 1910 (1914), and History of the Baron de Hirsch Fund (1935).
[Werner J. Cahnman]
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