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Girls of Liberty

Author: Margalit Shilo; Project Muse.
Publisher: Waltham, Massachusetts : Brandeis University Press, [2015]
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Presents the story of the struggle for women's right to vote in Mandatory Palestine. Includes portraits of individual leaders and discusses the Zionist roots of feminism and nationalism, the views of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish sector, and comparative information on contemporary suffrage movements elsewhere in the world"--

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shilo, Margalit, author.
Girls of liberty
Waltham, Massachusetts : Brandeis University Press, [2015]
(DLC) 2015032169
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margalit Shilo; Project Muse.
ISBN: 9781611689280 1611689287
OCLC Number: 1103694155
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 200 pages ).
Contents: 1. Feminism and its Zionist and Hebrew roots --
2. The women's struggle begins: local organization --
3. The national campaign commences --
4. From associations to political party: the union of Hebrew women for equal rights --
5. One step forward, two steps back --
6. The union comes of age --
7. Five years of struggle and a victory --
8. Victory and defeat.
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Margalit Shilo, translated by Haim Watzman.


Following the Balfour Declaration and the British conquest of Palestine, the small Jewish community wanted to establish an elected assembly. The question was whether women would be part of it. Shilo  Read more...


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