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Her Works Praise Her
A History of Jewish Women in America from Colonial Times to the Present
By Hasia R. Diner and Beryl Lieff Benderly
Basic Books: 2002
ISBN: 0465017118

Book Description:

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.

About the Authors
Hasia R. Diner, Ph.D., is the Paul B. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History at New York University. Her books include A Time for Gathering, Erin's Daughters in America, A Time for Gathering: The Second Migration, 1820-1880, and The Almost Promised Land. She lives in New York City.

Beryl Lieff Benderly, an award-winning journalist and author, has written eight books, including Dancing Without Music, In Her Own Right, and The Growth of the Mind (with Stanley I. Greenspan). She lives in Washington, D.C.

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