Her Works Praise Her by Hasia Diner, Beryl Benderly
Her Works Praise Her
Author: Hasia Diner, Beryl Benderly
Title: Her Works Praise Her
ISBN10: 0465017126
ISBN13: 978-0465017126
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: Basic Books; First Trade Paper Edition edition (July 3, 2003)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1361 kb
Size epub: 1468 kb
Rating: 4.8 ✪
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Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Specific Groups
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.