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Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace : American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940, Hardback Book

Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace : American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940 Hardback


Winner of the 2013 National Jewish Book Award, Women's Studies Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace explores the social andpolitical activism of American Jewish women from approximately1890 to the beginnings of World War II. Written in an engaging style, the book demonstrates that no historyof the birth control, suffrage, or peace movements in the UnitedStates is complete without analyzing the impact of Jewish women'spresence.

The volume is based on years of extensive primarysource research in more than a dozen archives and among hundredsof primary sources, many of which have previously neverbeen seen.

Voluminous personal papers and institutional recordspaint a vivid picture of a world in which both middle-class andworking-class American Jewish women were consistently andpublicly engaged in all the major issues of their day and workedclosely with their non-Jewish counterparts on behalf of activistcauses. This extraordinarily well researched volume makes a unique contributionto the study of modern women's history, modern Jewishhistory, and the history of American social movements.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 301 pages
  • Publisher: New York University Press
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  • Category: Gender studies: women
  • ISBN: 9780814748947

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