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Jewish Women in America
An Historical Encyclopedia

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ISBN 9780415919364
Published November 5, 1997 by Routledge
1800 Pages

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


"[T]he editors have succeeded admirably ...this project succeeds brilliantly Jewish Women in America will be valuable for undergraduates as well as research specialists for some time to come." -- American Jewish History
"The encyclopedia in toto demonstrates the great diversity in American Jewish women's experiences and contributions..." -- American Jewish History
"An extraordinary work, a labor of love, which initiates a new view of the history of Jewish women in the United States and, indeed, transforms our understanding of Jewish history and US women's history in general... We are deeply indebted to Professors Hyman and Moore, and to the twenty scholars on their editorial board for their labors... Reading this book has been an extraordinary experience and a great joy." -- Judaism
"[O]ne of the best reference resources to appear in recent years in women's studies. Extremely well-written, organized, and displayed, these volumes should certainly be in every collection that supports women's studies research on an academic level and in large public libraries as well. The editors and authors are to be commended for the high quality of writing and research." -- Feminist Collections
"... a unique work... a very interesting encyclopedia that fills an obvious gap in reference collections. Academic libraries, Judaica and women's studies collections and large public libraries where there is interest will want Jewish Women in America on their shelves." -- Booklist
"This long-overdue, two-volume reference work is accessible, lively, and comprehensive..." -- Ms.
"Provides a good biographical and encyclopedic reference approach to the subject and is an excellent biographical source. Recommended for larger libraries as a supplement to women's studies, Jewish history, biography, and American history collections." -- Library Journal
"This fascinating, informative encyclopedia is a must for every Jewish library. We owe a debt of gratitude to the editors and contributors for creating a resource long overdue-a real treasure and a wonderful gift!" -- Rabbi Sally J. Priesand
"Everything you ever wanted to know about Jewish women, and much, much more. From 'Arendt, Hannah' to 'Zolotow, Charlotte' this book is as encyclopedic as its title and as readable as your favorite magazine... a treasure house of historical gems and a signal event in American publishing." -- Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Founding Editor, Ms. magazine and author of Deborah, Golda and Me: Being Female and Jewish in America
"An important contribution to U. S. history, women's history, Jewish history--and fascinating bedside reading." -- Gloria Steinem
"The most comprehensive reference work to be produced on the subject." -- Elinor J. Brecher, Miami Herald
"This pioneering encyclopedia not only beautifully summarizes the existing information but generates new knowledge and an appreciation of the history of Jewish women and their contribution to Jewish as well as US society and culture. This superb reference source is well-designed, well written and profusely illustrated...This classic in the making is essential for every library." -- Choice
"I have to express my excitement at the astonishing comprehensive and pioneering contribution Paula Hyman and Deborah Dash Moore have constructed. A treasuer trove for future scholarship in the humanities, Jewish Women in America will become an indispensable research tool..." -- Lilith
"The well-designed format with hundreds of illustrations is enriched by copious bibliographies, appendixes and extensive indexes...Overall, this major understanding succeeds in showcasing a treasure to which succeeding generations are heir." -- Hadassah Magazine