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Moise-Penina-2 - still image

Moise-Penina-2 - still image

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Penina Moïse became a widely published author and poet. Few copies survive of Moïse's Fancy's Sketch Book (Charleston: J.S. Burges, 1833), a collection of poems on biblical themes and contemporary Jewish life which was the first book by a Jewish woman published in the United States.

Institution: U.S. Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division

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