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"What is Women's History?"

June 5, 2005

Acclaimed historian Gerda Lerner received an honorary doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The following day, as part of a conference in her honor, she gave a keynote address titled, "What Is Women's History and Why Should We Study It?"

Carol Gilligan publishes "In a Different Voice"

May 24, 1982

Psychologist Carol Gilligan published "In a Different Voice," the first book to argue that women's psychological development could not be understood by studying men.

Poet Maxine Kumin wins Pulitzer Prize

May 7, 1973

Writer Maxine Kumin won the esteemed award for poetry for her collection "Up Country: Poems of New England."

Writer Grace Paley arrested at Vietnam protest

March 19, 1970

Writer and activist Grace Paley was among 182 people arrested in New York City for protesting the Vietnam War draft.

Cynthia Ozick receives first Strauss Award

January 19, 1983

Acclaimed author Cynthia Ozick received one of the first Mildred and Harold Strauss Living Awards bestowed by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

Publication of Bel Kaufman's "Up the Down Staircase"

January 27, 1965

Publication of "Up the Down Staircase," a best-selling novel written by Bel Kaufman, a granddaughter of Sholem Aleichem. It was later made into a popular film.

Author Judy Blume received lifetime achievement award

January 22, 1996

Prolific children's author Judy Blume was awarded the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award made special mention of her controversial novel "Forever."

Ruth Seid wins prize for novel "Wasteland"

January 2, 1946

Ruth Seid, who used the pen name Jo Sinclair, won the prestigious $10,000 Harper Prize for her novel "Wasteland."

Lucy S. Dawidowicz

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Historian and author Lucy S. Dawidowicz (1915 - 1990) was a controversial figure not only because of her opinions about Jewish life and history but also because of her methodology. She was not afraid to immerse herself in the world of her people, believing her analyses could combine passion and objectivity.

Institution: American Jewish Historical Society.

Historian and author Lucy S. Dawidowicz (1915 - 1990) was a controversial figure not only because of her opinions about Jewish life and history but also because of her methodology. She was not afraid to immerse herself in the world of her people, believing her analyses could combine passion and objectivity.

Institution: American Jewish Historical Society.

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Jane Breskin Zalben

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The artist and author Jane Breskin Zalben moved Jewish holiday books into the mainstream with Beni’s First Chanukah (1988), in which a cozy family of small animals celebrates this Jewish holiday.

Institution: Rita Berman Frischer.

The artist and author Jane Breskin Zalben moved Jewish holiday books into the mainstream with Beni’s First Chanukah (1988), in which a cozy family of small animals celebrates this Jewish holiday.

Institution: Rita Berman Frischer.

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