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Jewish Women Pioneering the Frontier Trail: A History in the American West / Edition 1

Jewish Women Pioneering the Frontier Trail: A History in the American West / Edition 1

by Jeanne E. Abrams


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814707203
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 11/01/2007
Pages: 279
Sales rank: 1,108,237
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Jeanne E. Abrams is Professor at the University Libraries and the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver, where she is also
Director of the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society, and Curator of the Beck Archives,
Special Collections. She is the author of Revolutionary Medicine: The
Founding Fathers and Mothers in Sickness and in Health
(NYU Press, 2013).

Table of Contents

Introduction: A View from the West
1 From the Old Country to the New Land: “Going West”
2 Building a Foundation
3 From Generation to Generation
4 Religious Lives of Jewish Women in the West
5 From “Women’s Work” to Working Women
6 Scaling the Ivy Walls and into the Professions
7 Entering the Political World
Conclusion: Opening New Doors
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“Abram’s pathbreaking study is filled with remarkable stories, attesting to the fact that Jewish women played a prominent role in commerce, politics, education, the professions, and religious life.”
-Reform Judaism


“Jeanne E. Abrams enriches our understanding of Jewish women and the ways in which, through practical and spiritual commitments, they promoted Judadism, extended the reach of its rituals, spread knowledge of its tenets, and guaranteed their faith a permanent and vibrant presence in the American West.”
-American Jewish History


“Respected authority Abrams breaks new ground with this work broadly researched in newspapers, memoirs, correspondence, other archival materials, and a vast secondary literature.”


“Abrams has written a sweeping, challenging, and provocative history of Jewish women in the American West. . . . Overall, Jewish Women is a pathbreaking work. . . . It is a fast and engrossing read. As a piece of scholarly writing it should be required reading in any course on the American West that seeks to broaden the definition of what it means to be a Westerner.”
-Colorado Book Review Center


“[This book] is a landmark of scholarship in Western Women’s history.”
-Oregon Historical Quarterly

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