Taking into account their multiple loyalties, this book explores how these Jewish women created their own space and how we interpret their achievements. With a comprehensive bibliography, notes, and an index, this work is essential for scholars, women's and Jewish studies departments, and literary and historical studies." —Library Journal
... Lichtenstein has served the fields of American women’s and Jewish history well... " —American Historical Review
This is a fascinating, well-researched book." —Na'amat Woman
A significant record of the relationship of gender and Jewish ethnicity to American literary studies." —Choice
The unique literary tradition of nineteenth-century American Jewish women has been largely ignored. Diane Lichtenstein considers more than twenty-five of these authors, including Emma Lazarus, Rebekah Hyneman, Penina Moise, and Emma Wolf.