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

Melissa R. Klapper


This book explores the social and political activism of American Jewish women from approximately 1890 to the beginnings of World War II. It 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 book 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. Personal papers and institutional records paint a vivid picture of a world in which both middle-class and work ... More

Keywords: political activism, social activism, American Jewish women, birth control, suffrage, peace movements, modern women's history, modern Jewish history, American social movements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814748947
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814748947.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melissa R. Klapper, author