Rivington Street: A Novel

Rivington Street: A Novel

by Meredith Tax
     
 

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This sprawling historical novel follows the fortunes of four enterprising, courageous Jewish women on New York's Lower East Side. Hannah Levy masterminds her family's escape, despite her radical husband's objections, from czarist Russia after the Kishinev pogroms; elder daughter Sarah becomes a union organizer and a socialist while the younger Ruby rises to the top of… See more details below

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This sprawling historical novel follows the fortunes of four enterprising, courageous Jewish women on New York's Lower East Side. Hannah Levy masterminds her family's escape, despite her radical husband's objections, from czarist Russia after the Kishinev pogroms; elder daughter Sarah becomes a union organizer and a socialist while the younger Ruby rises to the top of the fashion design world; their friend Rachel abandons her ultra-Orthodox background to go to work for the Jewish Daily Forward. Through their lives, loves, and convictions, Meredith Tax draws the reader irresistibly into the explosive events that shaped women's possibilities in the early twentieth century.

An absorbing, epic novel, Rivington Street is also suitable for use as a classroom text.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Rivington Street follows the lives of four Jewish women on Manhattan's Lower East Side at the turn of the century as they encounter love, politics, and the working world. Union Square recounts the story of several women in the United States and Europe between the world wars. Originally released in 1982 and 1988, respectively, this duo is probably more for feminist readers. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252070327
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

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