Her Works Praise Her: A History of Jewish Women in America from Colonial Times to the Present

Dianne Ashton

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Abstract

This valuable book is more than a long overdue corrective to the extant one-volume histories of American Jewry whose narratives pivot upon a familiar list of male names. Diner and Benderly offer us all the events and themes of American Jewish social history that we expect to find, but we see them through the actions, motivations, and experiences of women. And because women's experiences often have been entirely different from those of men, we learn more about the topic than can be available in the previous one-volume accounts. Although this book was written for a general audience, it reminds this reader of the more scholarly U.S. History as Women's History (1995) for the new understandings it brings to familiar material.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)197-198
Number of pages2
JournalAJS Review
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Religious studies
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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