Ballots, Babies, And Banners Of Peace: "american Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940" by Melissa R. KlapperBallots, Babies, And Banners Of Peace: "american Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940" by Melissa R. Klapper

Ballots, Babies, And Banners Of Peace: "american Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940"

byMelissa R. Klapper

Hardcover | March 18, 2013

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Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace explores the social and political activism of American Jewish women from approximately 1890 to the beginnings of World War II.
 
Written in an engaging style, the book demonstrates that no history of the birth control, suffrage, or peace movements in the United States is complete without analyzing the impact of Jewish women's presence. The volume is based on years of extensive primary source research in more than a dozen archives and among hundreds of primary sources, many of which have previously never been seen. Voluminous personal papers and institutional records paint a vivid picture of a world in which both middle-class and working-class American Jewish women were consistently and publicly engaged in all the major issues of their day and worked closely with their non-Jewish counterparts on behalf of activist causes.
 
This extraordinarily well researched volume makes a unique contribution to the study of modern women's history, modern Jewish history, and the history of American social movements.
Title:Ballots, Babies, And Banners Of Peace: "american Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940"Format:HardcoverDimensions:301 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:March 18, 2013Publisher:NYU PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0814748945

ISBN - 13:9780814748947

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"Klapper...conducted her research across the country, accessing primary sources such as Jewish newspapers, National Council of Jewish Women meeting minutes, letters and diaries.  The result is the stories of many impassioned, educated and influential women who helped shape the early social and political movements."-Melissa Gerr,Baltimore Jewish Times