Author:Israel Zangwill

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Israel Zangwill
(1864–1926)
writer and advocate of Jewish causes. Zangwill's work earned him the nickname "the Dickens of the Ghetto". The use of the metaphorical phrase "melting pot" to describe American absorption of immigrants was popularised by Zangwill's play The Melting Pot, a success in the United States in 1909–10. He also wrote The Big Bow Mystery, the first locked room mystery novel
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Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1926, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.