Author Bonnie Anderson
The Rabbi's Atheist Daughter
Talk and Book Signing
Sunday January 21, 2018
2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
Throughout the 1850s, Ernestine Rose was one of the best-known female activists in the United States, more famous than either Elizabeth Cady Stanton or Susan B. Anthony. Rose worked not only for feminism, but also for free thought and abolition. As a Jewish, atheist, foreign woman who left the United States in 1869 - Ernestine Rose was written out of American history. Her evolution from a traditional Polish-Jewish childhood to an adult life as a radical international feminist and freethinker deserves to be remembered.
The Rabbi’s Atheist Daughter/ Ernestine Rose/ International Feminist Pioneer Oxford University Press) is Bonnie S. Anderson’s fourth book on women’s history. One of the pioneers of the field, Anderson taught history and women’s studies at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York for over thirty years. Anderson gives speeches on Rose, women’s movements, international feminism, the history of sexuality, and women’s issues today. Like her subjects, she combines writing with activism.
Books will be available for purchase at the event.
Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.
Location: Main Library Community Room
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