9th Ave: Pamela Nadell

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.

Pamela Nadell discusses her new book, America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today.

 

About America's Jewish Women

What does it mean to be a Jewish woman in America? In a gripping historical narrative, Pamela S. 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.

America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780393651232
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships 1-10 business days from warehouse. ETA will be updated with email order confirmation.
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 5th, 2019

A groundbreaking history of how Jewish women maintained their identity and influenced social activism as they wrote themselves into American history.


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