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Judith Rosenbaum on Emma Goldman's Arrest

This Week in History: On September 27, 1919, Anarchist Emma Goldman was released from a two-year prison term and was immediately rearrested. Judith Rosenbaum discusses why Goldman was so feared, and why her story continues to resonate.
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This Week in History: On September 27, 1919, Anarchist Emma Goldman was released from a two-year prison term and was immediately rearrested. Judith Rosenbaum discusses why Goldman was so feared, and why her story continues to resonate.

Tamar Eshel

A lifelong diplomat with a strong record of defending women’s rights and human rights, Tamar Eshel capped her career with two terms as a member of the Knesset from 1977–1984.

Ruth Dreifuss

In Switzerland, where women did not get the right to vote until 1971, Ruth Dreifuss made history when she became the country’s first woman president in 1999.

Frances Kroll Ring, 1916 - 2015

“Grandma, was F. Scott Fitzgerald anti-Semitic?”

“Of course not. Not when I knew him, at least.”

Grandma, known to the rest of the world as Frances Kroll Ring, was F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last secretary and personal assistant before he died. She knew a lot about Fitzgerald, but she knew a lot about many things by the time she died. She was 99 years old. 

Judith Rosenbaum on Clara Lemlich Shavelson

This Week in History: On July 12, 1982, political activist and labor organizer Clara Lemlich Shavelson died. Judith Rosenbaum discusses Shavelson's stunning career, from strikes she helped mobilize as a teenager to her efforts to organize workers in her retirement home.
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This Week in History: On July 12, 1982, political activist and labor organizer Clara Lemlich Shavelson died. Judith Rosenbaum discusses Shavelson's stunning career, from strikes she helped mobilize as a teenager to her efforts to organize workers in her retirement home.

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Judith Rosenbaum on Ethel Rosenberg

This Week in History: On June 19, 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for treason. Judith Rosenbaum discusses how Ethel's demeanor impacted the jury's decision.
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This Week in History: On June 19, 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for treason. Judith Rosenbaum discusses how Ethel's demeanor impacted the jury's decision.

Leslie Feinberg

A working-class lesbian, transgender activist, and communist, Leslie Feinberg became an important voice for lesbians of her generation with the publication of her powerful 1993 novel Stone Butch Blues.

Etta King on the 1902 Kosher Meat Boycott

On May 15, 1902, Jewish housewives began a major boycott of kosher meat to protest unfair prices. Etta King discusses how their tactics set the stage for many of the more famous labor protests that followed.

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On May 15, 1902, Jewish housewives began a major boycott of kosher meat to protest unfair prices. Etta King discusses how their tactics set the stage for many of the more famous labor protests that followed.

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