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JEWISH RADICAL FEMINISM

Based on archival sources and extensive interviews, Jewish Radical Feminism presents dozens of compelling biographical narratives that reveal the struggles and achievements of Jewish women in the women's liberation movement, as well as those who participated in the later, self-consciously identified Jewish feminist movement that fought gender inequities in Jewish religious and secular life.  Uncovering this hidden history, the book places Jewish women’s activism at the center of feminist and Jewish narratives.

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YOU NEVER CALL, YOU NEVER WRITE: A HISTORY OF THE JEWISH MOTHER

In You Never Call, You Never Write, Joyce Antler provides an illuminating and often amusing history of one of the best-known figures in popular culture--the Jewish Mother. Whether drawn as self-sacrificing or manipulative, in countless films, novels, radio and television programs, stand-up comedy, and psychological and historical studies, she appears as a colossal figure, intensely involved in the lives of her children. 

THE JOURNEY HOME

​A unique, positive collection of essays profiles a number of forgotten female Jewish leaders who played key roles in various American social and political movements, from suffrage and birth control to civil rights and fair labor practices.

TALKING BACK: IMAGES OF JEWISH WOMEN IN MODERN AMERICA

Fourteen provocative essays challenge traditional notions of Jewish female identity presented in mass media images, films, narrative, and stories by portraying the American Jewish woman not only as subject but as shaper of American popular culture.

AMERICA AND I: SHORT STORIES BY AMERICAN JEWISH WOMEN WRITERS

​A collection of twentieth-century stories by Jewish women, featuring some of the best short story writers in American fiction. From Anzia Yezierska and Edna Ferber to Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, and Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, these writers reveal a rich, vital, and innovative tradition.

LUCY SPRAGUE MITCHELL: THE MAKING OF A MODERN WOMAN

​An engrossing biography of Lucy Sprague Mitchell, founder of the Bank Street College of Education and one of the first women to combine a consuming career with marriage and motherhood.

 

YEAR ONE OF THE EMPIRE: A PLAY OF AMERICAN POLITICS, WAR, AND PROTEST

Year One of the Empire is the story of the little-known Philippine-American War, fought at the turn of the last century. It chronicles the moment when America literally became an empire and the “American Century” began.

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