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

A lecture by Dr. Melissa Klapper, Goucher class of 1995.  Dr.  Klapper is Professor of History and Director of Women's and Gender Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey.  She earned her BA from Goucher College in 1995 and her PhD in American women's history from Rutgers University in 2001.  She is the author of Jewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920 (NYU Press, 2005) and Small Strangers:  The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925 (Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2007).  Dr. Klapper's research has been awarded multiple grants and fellowships from such sources as the American Jewish Archives Center, National Endowment for the Humanities, Schlesinger Library of the History of American Women at Harvard University, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.  Her new book is Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace:  American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940 (NYU Press, 2013).

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This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Goucher College Library; the Peace Studies Program; the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; the History Department; and Goucher Hillel.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Batza Room of the Athenaeum
1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21204, USA

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