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American Jewish Women's History - A Reader (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,986
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American Jewish Women's History - A Reader (Hardcover): Pamela S. Nadell

American Jewish Women's History - A Reader (Hardcover)

Pamela S. Nadell

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View the Table of Contents "Nadell makes explicit the diverse roles and experiences of Jewish women in the United States."
-- "History Reviews of New Books"

"Historians...who have heretofore not taken notice...of the scholarship on Jewish women would benefit the most from perusing this volume."
-- "Journal of American Ethnic History"

"Anyone wanting an interesting read will find the information presented by these women lively, well written, and well researched."
--"The National Jewish Post & Opinion"

"This is a very interesting, well-written and well-researched work."
--"Cleveland Jewish News"

"This anthology conveys the breadth of the historical experiences of American Jewish women."
--"Jewish Advocate"

"An impressive compendium of essays, "American Jewish Women's History" paints a broad and diverse portrait of American Jewish women. Written by some of the most incisive historians of the American Jewish community, the chapters examine Jewish women in many different venues: the home and the marketplace, religious and secular institutions, and picket lines and cultural institutions."
--Deborah E. Lipstadt, Emory University

"It's a thought-provoking book that should be read by women and men alike."
--"Booklist"

"The essays Nadell has collected highlight the diversity of the American Jewish women whose identities over time and place were shaped by the interplay of complex forces.... And they demonstrate, too, that the history of American Jewish women is finally being accorded its own 'room' within the house of women's history."
--"The Jewish Quarterly Review"

"It gives me a secret pleasure to observe the fair character our family has inthe place by Jews & Christians," Abigail Levy Franks wrote to her son from New York City in 1733. Abigail was part of a tiny community of Jews living in the new world. In the centuries that followed, as that community swelled to several millions, women came to occupy diverse and changing roles.

American Jewish Women's History, an anthology covering colonial times to the present, illuminates that historical diversity. It shows women shaping Judaism and their American Jewish communities as they engaged in volunteer activities and political crusades, battled stereotypes, and constructed relationships with their Christian neighbors. It ranges from Rebecca Gratz's development of the Jewish Sunday School in Philadelphia in 1838 to protest the rising prices of kosher meat at the turn of the century, to the shaping of southern Jewish women's cultural identity through food. There is currently no other reader conveying the breadth of the historical experiences of American Jewish women available.

The reader is divided into four sections complete with detailed introductions. The contributors include: Joyce Antler, Joan Jacobs Brumberg, Alice Kessler-Harris, Paula E. Hyman, Riv-Ellen Prell, and Jonathan D. Sarna.

General

Imprint: New York University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2003
First published: April 2003
Editors: Pamela S. Nadell
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 326
ISBN-13: 978-0-8147-5807-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Jewish studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > General
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > General
LSN: 0-8147-5807-X
Barcode: 9780814758076

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