The Toby and Herbert Stolzer Endowed Program
Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace:
American Jewish Women's Pre-World War II Activism
Melissa Klapper, Rowan University
February 25, 2009, 7:30 p.m.Trayes Hall, Douglass Campus Center
Klapper will explore the history of American Jewish women in the suffrage, birth control, and peace movements.
Melissa R. Klapper is Associate Professor of History at Rowan University, where she teaches American, Jewish, and women's history. She earned her BA from Goucher College and her PhD from Rutgers University. She is the author of Jewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920 (NYU Press, 2005) and Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925 (Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2007) as well as numerous articles and reviews. Klapper's work has been recognized by grants and fellowships from the American Jewish Archives Center, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Harvard University, the National Women's Studies Association, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, among others. She lectures frequently in university settings and in the community.