America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today

Pamela Nadell (Author)
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Description

Pamela S. Nadell weaves together the complex story of Jewish women in America--from colonial-era matriarch Grace Nathan and her great-granddaughter, poet Emma Lazarus, to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Recounting how Jewish women have been at the forefront of social, economic, and political causes for centuries, Nadell shows them fighting for suffrage, labor unions, civil rights, feminism, and religious rights--shaping a distinctly Jewish American identity.

Product Details

Price
$28.95  $26.63
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
March 05, 2019
Pages
336
Dimensions
6.2 X 1.2 X 9.5 inches | 1.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393651232

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About the Author

Pamela S. Nadell is the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women's and Gender History and director of Jewish studies at American University. Her books include America's Jewish Women and Women Who Would Be Rabbis, a National Jewish Book Award finalist. She lives in North Bethesda, Maryland.

Reviews

Authoritative, comprehensive, and readable, this long-awaited book by one of the field's premier scholars is destined to become an instant classic. It takes its place as the definitive history of Jewish women in America.--Jonathan D. Sarna, university professor and Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History, Brandeis University, and author of American Judaism: A History
No one is more suited to analyze the profound changes in the position and status of American Jewish woman than Pamela S. Nadell. With an expansive knowledge of both American Jewish history and women's history, she brings to this book unparalleled insights. This book is a great read that is both informative and highly engaging.--Deborah E. Lipstadt, author of Antisemitism: Here and Now
A fascinating portrait of American Jewish women.
From the justifiably famous to the undeservedly obscure, three centuries' worth of American Jewish women come to vibrant, edifying life in the pages of Pamela Nadell's book. This is not a collection of biographies, but rather a seamlessly arranged narrative of the intersection of gender, religion, identity, immigration, and assimilation. It is essential reading for anyone who seeks a fully inclusive sense of American Jewish history.--Samuel Freedman, author of Jew v. Jew
Nadell has taken on a big job in covering such a multidimensional, important subject. Nadell does it in informative and succinct style, and the result is a readable, valuable text.
A compelling and well-researched chronicle...The contributions of these remarkable women shine in Nadell's impressive book.--Julie Hale
Nadell presents an invaluable, recalibrating look at American, women's and Jewish history.
[A] swift-paced and concise history of American Jewish women...Nadell fluidly intersperses thumbnail accounts of the famous and less so with a discussion of trends in American Jewish life.--Julia M. Klein
America's Jewish Women is a thoughtful history of a group of diverse, passionate, contemplative, vocal and dynamic women, and is a welcome addition to the American historical canon.--Jordana Horn