Document Type

Interview

Duration

00:56:07

Publication Date

3-18-2013

Journal, Book or Conference Title

New Books Network

Abstract

Many people have probably heard of Betty Friedan, Bela Abzug, Gloria Steinem, and Andrea Dworkin, all stars of Second Wave Feminism. They were also all Jewish (by heritage if not faith). As Melissa R. Klapper shows in her new book Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women’s Activism, 1890-1940 (New York University Press, 2013), this was no accident. Freidan et al. inherited a rich tradition Jewish women’s activism in the U.S. These women did not burn their bras (it’s not clear that any feminists did, actually), but they did fight for the vote, for birth control, and for peace. In this interview, Melissa explains why, how, and to what extent they succeeded.

Keywords

Academic books, Academic podcasts, Author interviews, Book podcasts, Books about history, Historians, History, History books, History podcasts, Podcasts about books, Podcasts about history

Rights

Copyright © 2013 New Books In History

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/history_nbih/212