Synopses & Reviews
"Taking into account their multiple loyalties, this book explores how these Jewish women created their own space and how we interpret their achievements. With a comprehensive bibliography, notes, and an index, this work is essential for scholars, women's and Jewish studies departments, and literary and historical studies." --Library Journal
"... Lichtenstein has served the fields of American women's and Jewish history well... " --American Historical Review
"This is a fascinating, well-researched book." --Na'amat Woman
"A significant record of the relationship of gender and Jewish ethnicity to American literary studies." --Choice
The unique literary tradition of nineteenth-century American Jewish women has been largely ignored. Diane Lichtenstein considers more than twenty-five of these authors, including Emma Lazarus, Rebekah Hyneman, Penina Moise, and Emma Wolf.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-167) and index.
About the Author
DIANE LICHTENSTEIN is Associate Professor of English and Co-Chair of Women's Studies at Beloit College. Her work on American Jewish women writers has appeared in Tulsa Studies in Women and Literature and Studies in American Jewish Literature.
Table of Contents
I. Introducing the Tradition
II. Mythic Ideals of American
III. The Words and Worlds of Emma Lazarus
IV. American and Jewish Womanhood
V. American and Jewish Nationalities
VI. American Jewish Women Themselves