Her Works Praise Her: A History Of Jewish Women In America From Colonial Times To The Present

Her Works Praise Her A History Of Jewish Women In America From Colonial Times To The Present From salons in Federal Philadelphia to Frontier homesteads to settlement houses in city slums to s consciousness raising sessions American Jewish women have brought a distinctive sense of self an

  • Title: Her Works Praise Her: A History Of Jewish Women In America From Colonial Times To The Present
  • Author: Hasia R. Diner Beryl Lieff Benderly
  • ISBN: 9780465017119
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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, memFrom 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.

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    1. _Her Works Praise Her_ provides a great history of Jewish Women in America, starting from the very first women who set foot on soil. Diner believes it was the presence of women, and not men, who arrived earlier than the women, that changed the atmosphere of America for Jews and other immigrants. She follows the religious and economic shifts they experience, from factory workers to white collars to degrees. They go from strict observance to Reform and then shift back to the middle with Conservati [...]

    2. I learned a lot of history. Good stuff about Portland, OR. Read with Forest Glen neighborhood book group, Nora Howley's choice.

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