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Boston Latin Girls School - education of Mary Antin
West Newton Street
Boston, MA
United States

Born in 1881, Mary Antin's family left Russia when she was 13 and settled in Boston where Antin attended the Boston Latin Girls School, then on West Newton St.

Only 30 years old when she published her autobiography, The Promised Land, Mary Antin captured the dreams and experiences of turn-of-the-century Russian Jewish immigrants. The book, which was reviewed in the New York Times on April 14, 1912, recounted Antin's early life in Russia, her immigration to the United States at age 13, her successes in the Boston public school system, and her subsequent marriage and entry into the American middle class.

For more, see http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/antin-mary
http://jwa.org/thisweek/apr/14/1912/mary-antin

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