Chabon Work in Progress

Michael Chabon’s novel in progress is about a little know fact of U.S. history: that, in 1939, the U.S. Interior Department recommended that the Alaskan territory be settled with laborers from around the world, including Jewish refugees. The bill never passed, but Chabon’s book, tentatively titled Hotzeplotz, asks what if? What if Jews had indeed been allowed to immigrate to Alaska?
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