The Controversy Over the Origins of the Word "Ghetto" https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/history-ideas/2020/01/the-controversy-over-the-origins-of-the-word-ghetto/

For a word that is, in terms of its linguistic history, a relatively recent one, ghetto’s origins have been an unusual source of contention and uncertainty.

January 8, 2020 | Philologos
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A watercolor rendering of the Roman ghetto in 1885 by Ettore Franz. DeAgostini/Getty Images.

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