by Deborah Dash Moore

Studying the Public and Private Selves of American Jewish Women

With the resurgence of the women’s movement in the past decade has come a renewal of interest in women’s history. The search for a usable past has accompanied efforts to shape a new present for women in the United States. Women have demanded from historians an explanation of their neglect of women as subjects of study, and in the process have challenged prevailing models of the nature of historical inquiry. A new group of scholars now work in the field of women’s history and in such related areas as family and social history.

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