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The Resource The journey home : Jewish women and the American century, Joyce Antler

The journey home : Jewish women and the American century, Joyce Antler

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The journey home : Jewish women and the American century
Title
The journey home
Title remainder
Jewish women and the American century
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Antler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In recent decades, prominent American Jewish women like Bella Abzug and Betty Friedan have made headlines and history, challenging the constraints facing women in American public life. Few realize that these women embody a hundred-year legacy of remarkable activism. From suffrage to birth control, from trade unionism to higher education, from civil rights to feminism to every aspect of popular culture, Jewish women have been in the vanguard, leading key social movements
  • and shaping cultural consciousness. Anarchists and Zionists, "sob sister" writers and Supreme Court justices, rabbis and reformers, personalities as diverse as Emma Goldman, Sophie Tucker and Gertrude Stein have left their indelible mark on the American century. Joyce Antler profiles these women leaders in The Journey Home, interweaving social history with brilliant portraiture. In a fresh and lively narrative, she examines the political conflicts and personal tensions
  • that animated their lives as they redefined the landscapes of American culture and society. To change their nation they battled class and gender prejudice, anti-Semitism, and anti-immigrant fervor. They drew sustenance from Jewish tradition but always took independent stands
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Antler, Joyce
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Jewish women
  • Jews
  • Jews
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The journey home : Jewish women and the American century, Joyce Antler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-385) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Prologue: On the Edge of the Twentieth Century / Fanny Brandeis Nagel, Rosa Sonneschein and Ray Frank [et al.] -- From the Ghetto and Beyond, 1890-1930. 1. The Paradox of Immigration. Autobiographies of Alienation and Assimilation / Mary Antin and Anzia Yezierska. Among the Americans / Rose Gollup Cohen. 2. "Uptown" Women and Social and Spiritual Reform. A Witness for Religion / Rebekah Kohut and Maud Nathan. Withholding Sisterhood / Annie Nathan Meyer. 3. Radical Politics and Labor Organizing. A New World Upon the Earth / Emma Goldman and Rose Pastor Stokes. Bread and More Roses / Rose Pesotta and Rose Schneiderman. 4. The Dream of a Jewish Homeland. The Zion in Your Hearts / Henrietta Szold and Jessie Sampter. Pioneer Woman / Golda Meir -- Wider Worlds, 1930-1960. 5. Jewish Women in Popular Culture. Red Hot Mamas, Iron Women, and Sob Sisters / Sophie Tucker, Fanny Brice and Edna Ferber [et al.]. The Most Famous Jew in the World / Gertrude Stein. 6. Pioneers in the Professions. Teacherly Love / Bel Kaufman. Prophetic Justice and Celebrity Zionism / Justine Wise Polier and Fanny Holtzmann. 7. Entering the Theatres of the World. Fighting Fascism, Building a State / Rose Jacobs and Cecilia Razovsky. Writers, War, and Witness / Ruth Gruber and Muriel Rukeyser. 8. Imagining Jewish Mothers. Cold War Comedies and Tragedies / Gertrude Berg and Ethel Rosenberg. Creating a Jewish Women's History / Clara Lemlich Shavelson / Emmas -- Probing the Tradition: Feminism and Judaism, 1960-1996. 9. Feminist Liberations. First Mothers / Betty Friedan and Bella Abzug. The Next Great Moment in History Is Theirs / Robin Morgan, Meredith Tax and Paula Doress [et al.]. 10. Coming Out as Jewish Women. The Feminist Assault on the Academy and Religion / Gerda Lerner and Rabbi Sally Priesand. No Longer "Split at the Root" / Adrienne Rich and Sharon Kleinbaum. 11. Out of Exile. Toward Yavneh / Cynthia Ozick and Grace Paley. The Jewish Edge / Anne Roiphe, Kim Chernin and Marge Piercy [et al.]. Musical Midrash / Elizabeth Swados. Journey Through Darkness / Judy Chicago. From Rebbetzin to Rebel / Helene Aylon. Too Jewish? / Barbra Streisand. Chronicles of a Generation / Wendy Wasserstein -- Epilogue: When Daughters Are Cherished / Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Control code
ocm35758137
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 410 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684834443
Lccn
96039280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35758137
  • (Sirsi) a579027
Label
The journey home : Jewish women and the American century, Joyce Antler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Prologue: On the Edge of the Twentieth Century / Fanny Brandeis Nagel, Rosa Sonneschein and Ray Frank [et al.] -- From the Ghetto and Beyond, 1890-1930. 1. The Paradox of Immigration. Autobiographies of Alienation and Assimilation / Mary Antin and Anzia Yezierska. Among the Americans / Rose Gollup Cohen. 2. "Uptown" Women and Social and Spiritual Reform. A Witness for Religion / Rebekah Kohut and Maud Nathan. Withholding Sisterhood / Annie Nathan Meyer. 3. Radical Politics and Labor Organizing. A New World Upon the Earth / Emma Goldman and Rose Pastor Stokes. Bread and More Roses / Rose Pesotta and Rose Schneiderman. 4. The Dream of a Jewish Homeland. The Zion in Your Hearts / Henrietta Szold and Jessie Sampter. Pioneer Woman / Golda Meir -- Wider Worlds, 1930-1960. 5. Jewish Women in Popular Culture. Red Hot Mamas, Iron Women, and Sob Sisters / Sophie Tucker, Fanny Brice and Edna Ferber [et al.]. The Most Famous Jew in the World / Gertrude Stein. 6. Pioneers in the Professions. Teacherly Love / Bel Kaufman. Prophetic Justice and Celebrity Zionism / Justine Wise Polier and Fanny Holtzmann. 7. Entering the Theatres of the World. Fighting Fascism, Building a State / Rose Jacobs and Cecilia Razovsky. Writers, War, and Witness / Ruth Gruber and Muriel Rukeyser. 8. Imagining Jewish Mothers. Cold War Comedies and Tragedies / Gertrude Berg and Ethel Rosenberg. Creating a Jewish Women's History / Clara Lemlich Shavelson / Emmas -- Probing the Tradition: Feminism and Judaism, 1960-1996. 9. Feminist Liberations. First Mothers / Betty Friedan and Bella Abzug. The Next Great Moment in History Is Theirs / Robin Morgan, Meredith Tax and Paula Doress [et al.]. 10. Coming Out as Jewish Women. The Feminist Assault on the Academy and Religion / Gerda Lerner and Rabbi Sally Priesand. No Longer "Split at the Root" / Adrienne Rich and Sharon Kleinbaum. 11. Out of Exile. Toward Yavneh / Cynthia Ozick and Grace Paley. The Jewish Edge / Anne Roiphe, Kim Chernin and Marge Piercy [et al.]. Musical Midrash / Elizabeth Swados. Journey Through Darkness / Judy Chicago. From Rebbetzin to Rebel / Helene Aylon. Too Jewish? / Barbra Streisand. Chronicles of a Generation / Wendy Wasserstein -- Epilogue: When Daughters Are Cherished / Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Control code
ocm35758137
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 410 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684834443
Lccn
96039280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35758137
  • (Sirsi) a579027

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