Her Works Praise Her

Her Works Praise Her

A History of Jewish Women in America From Colonial Times to the Present

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Baker & Taylor
A compelling social history of American Jewish women reveals the relationship between Judaism and the American experience by focusing the experiences of women over the past four hundred years. 25,000 first printing.

Perseus Publishing
From salons in Federal Philadelphia to Frontier homesteads to settlement houses in city slums to 1970s consciousness-raising sessions, American Jewish women have brought a distinctive sense of self and community to bear on the economic, social, and family life around them. Hasia R. Diner and Beryl Lieff Benderly draw upon long-neglected public records, private diaries, memoirs and letters to overturn the widespread notion that Jewish life began at Ellis Island and happened only in New York. They offer a complex portrait of flesh-and-blood characters such as Emma Lazarus, Mrs. Wyatt Earp, Ethel Rosenberg, Betty Friedan, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The result is a comprehensive account of how America transformed generations of Jewish women--and how these women transformed America.

The first social history of American Jewish women over the last four centuries--the story of how this vital community forged new ways of being Jewish and profound ideas of what it means to be a woman


Baker
& Taylor

A social history of American Jewish women reveals the relationship between Judaism and the American experience by focusing on the lives of women over the past four hundred years.

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780465017119
0465017118
Branch Call Number: 296.082 DINER
Characteristics: xvii, 462 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Benderly, Beryl Lieff

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Hasia Diner explains that Jewish women didn't just arrive at Ellis Island, but have always been a part of American history,
making economic and social contributions to our country.


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