by Alice Sparberg Alexiou

Lives of Chutzpah

Emma Goldman & Rachel Beer

Against the chaotic backdrop of the late Victorian era, two chutzpahdik Jewish women on opposite sides of the Atlantic were taking on the world. Both did as they liked, ignoring the myriad restraints that Victorian society imposed on members of their sex. These two women, each the subject of a recent biography, could not have been more different.

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