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Gertrude Weil : Jewish progressive in the New South

Author: Leonard Rogoff
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"It is so obvious that to treat people equally is the right thing to do," wrote Gertrude Weil (1879-1971). In the first-ever biography of Weil, Leonard Rogoff tells the story of a modest southern Jewish woman who, while famously private, fought publicly and passionately for the progressive causes of her age. Born to a prominent family in Goldsboro, North Carolina, Weil never married and there remained ensconced--in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Gertrude Weil; Gertrude Weil; Gertrude Weil
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Rogoff
ISBN: 9781469630793 1469630796
OCLC Number: 954134266
Description: xi, 354 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: My dear ones : German, Jewish, and Southern --
Hip! Hip! Hooray!!! : the education of a new woman --
When I came home : Federation Gertie as citizen activist --
Holding her breath : conflicts personal and global --
Greater heights of spiritual achievements : a Jewish light unto the nations --
Breathing the same air : the battle for women's suffrage --
How shall women vote : league, council, and conference --
Meeting the needs : the struggle for economic and social justice --
The terrible news in each morning's paper : the war abroad and at home --
My kinship with all other Jews : Jews, Judaism, and Zionism --
Treat people equally : from gradualism to integration --
My share of responsibility : citizen and neighbor --
The whole of life : accolades and aging --
Legacy.
Responsibility: Leonard Rogoff.

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It is so obvious that to treat people equally is the right thing to do", wrote Gertrude Weil (1879-1971). In the first-ever biography of Weil, Leonard Rogoff tells the story of a modest southern  Read more...

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A smoothly written biography [and] an important contribution to the field.--American Jewish Archives Journal An engaging portrayal of this remarkable North Carolinian, a portrayal that is long Read more...

 
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