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The Resource America's Jewish women : a history from colonial times to today, Pamela S. Nadell

America's Jewish women : a history from colonial times to today, Pamela S. Nadell

Label
America's Jewish women : a history from colonial times to today
Title
America's Jewish women
Title remainder
a history from colonial times to today
Statement of responsibility
Pamela S. Nadell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A groundbreaking history of how Jewish women maintained their identity and influenced social activism as they wrote themselves into American history
  • "Pamela S. Nadell has written a groundbreaking history of how Jewish women maintained their identity and influenced social activism as they wrote themselves into American history. What does it mean to be a Jewish woman in America? In a gripping historical narrative, Nadell weaves together the stories of a diverse group of extraordinary people--from the colonial-era matriarch Grace Nathan and her great-granddaughter, poet Emma Lazarus, to labor organizer Bessie Hillman and the great justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to scores of other activists, workers, wives, and mothers who helped carve out a Jewish American identity. The twin threads binding these women together, she argues, are a strong sense of self and a resolute commitment to making the world a better place. Nadell recounts how Jewish women have been at the forefront of causes for centuries, fighting for suffrage, trade unions, civil rights, and feminism, and hoisting banners for Jewish rights around the world. Informed by shared values of America's founding and Jewish identity, these women's lives have left deep footprints in the history of the nation they call home."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nadell, Pamela Susan
Dewey number
305.48/8924073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1172
LC item number
.N33 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish women
  • Jewish women
  • Feminism
  • Feminism
  • Jewish women
  • Jewish women
  • United States
  • United States
Label
America's Jewish women : a history from colonial times to today, Pamela S. Nadell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Many are the blessings I partake of": America's early Jewish women -- "Mothers in Israel": the American Jewesses -- "A new kind of Jewess": Eastern European Jewish women in America -- "Woman is looking around and ahead": wider worlds -- "Down from the pedestal...up from the laundry room": into the future
Control code
on1037810222
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiv, 321 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393651232
Lccn
2018050106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028945401
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
America's Jewish women : a history from colonial times to today, Pamela S. Nadell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Many are the blessings I partake of": America's early Jewish women -- "Mothers in Israel": the American Jewesses -- "A new kind of Jewess": Eastern European Jewish women in America -- "Woman is looking around and ahead": wider worlds -- "Down from the pedestal...up from the laundry room": into the future
Control code
on1037810222
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiv, 321 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393651232
Lccn
2018050106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028945401
Other physical details
illustrations

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