Women of Valor



Emma Lazarus, 1849 - 1887

Published Sources

American Hebrew 33(Dec. 9, 1887).

Angoff, Charles. Emma Lazarus, Poet, Jewish Activist, Pioneer Zionist. New York: Jewish Historical Society of New York, 1979.

Antler, Joyce. The Journey Home: Jewish Women and the American Century. New York: Free Press, 1997.

Arthur, John. The Best Years of the Century: Richard Watson Gilder, Scribner's Monthly and Century Magazine, 1870-1909. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1981.

Baym, Max I. "Emma Lazarus and Emerson". Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society 38(1948):261-87.

——. "Emma Lazarus' approach to Renan in Her Essay 'Renan and the Jews.'". Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society 37(1947): 17-29.

Birmingham, Stephen. "Our Crowd": The Great Jewish Families of New York. New York: Harper and Row, 1967.

The Century 4(1889).

Cowen, Philip. "Recollections of Emma Lazarus." American Hebrew (July 5, 1929): 229, 240-1.

——. Memories of an American Jew. New York: International Press, 1932.

The Critic 11 (Dec.10,1887).

Duyckinick, Evert A. Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women in Europe and America. New York: Johnson, Wilson & Company, 1873.

Elazar, Daniel J. The Other Jews. New York: Basic Books, Inc., Publishers, 1989.

Emerson, Ellen Tucker. The Letters of Ellen Tucker Emerson. 2 vols. Edith E.W., Gregg, ed. Kent Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1982.

Grinstein, Hyman B. The Rise of the Jewish Community of New York 1654-1860. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 1945.

Jacob, Heinrich E. The World of Emma Lazarus. New York: Schocken Books, 1949.

Kessner, Carole S. "Matrilineal Dissent: The Rhetoric of Zeal in Emma Lazarus, Marie Syrkin, and Cynthia Ozick." Women of the Word : Jewish Women and Jewish Writing. Judith R. Baskin, ed. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 1994.

Klagsbrun, Francine. Forward. Emma Lazarus in Her World: Life and Letters. By Bette Roth Young Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 1995. ix-xv.

Kramer, Aaron. "The Link Between Heinrich Heine and Emma Lazarus". Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society. 45(1955).

Emma Lazarus: Collections of Poetry and Letters:

  • Emma Lazarus: Poet of the Jewish People. Klein, Emma, ed. Arthur James, 1997.
  • Selections from Her Poetry and Prose. Edited with an introduction by Morris U Schappes. New York: Cooperative Book League, 1944.
  • The Letters of Emma Lazarus, 1868-1885. Edited with an introduction by Morris U. Schappes. New York, New York Public Library, 1949.

Emma Lazarus: Books:

  • Admetus and Other Poems. New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1871.
  • Alide: An Episode in Goethe's Life. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1874.
  • An Epistle to the Hebrews. With introduction and notes by Morris U.Schappes. New York: Jewish Historical Society of New York, 1987.
  • Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine. New York: R. Worthington, 1881.
  • The Poems of Emma Lazarus. vol 1. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1889.
  • The Poems of Emma Lazarus. vol 2. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1889.
  • Poems and Translations, Written Between the Ages of Fourteen and Seventeen. Boston: Printed for Private Circulation, 1866.
  • Songs of a Semite: The Dance to the Death and Other Poems. New York: The American Hebrew, 1882.
  • The Spagnoletto. Private Printing, 1876.

Emma Lazarus: Essays, Articles, Poems:

  • "American Literature". The Critic 1 (June 1881):164.
  • "Banner of the Jew". The Critic 2(1882).
  • "By the Waters of Babylon: Little Poems in Prose". The Century 33 (March 1887): 801-3.
  • "The Eleventh Hour." Scribner's 16 (June 1878): 252-56.
  • "Emerson's Personality". The Century 24 (February 1883): 454-455.
  • "To R.W.E." The Critic 5 (August 1884): 5-6.
  • "Gems from Judah Hallevi." Jewish Messenger, Feb. 14, 1879.
  • "The Jewish Problem." The Century, 25 (February 1883), 602-11.
  • "A June Night." Lippincott's Magazine 21 (June 1878) 734.
  • "Meditation." Jewish Messenger, Feb. 21, 1879.
  • "Progress and Poverty." The New York Times (2 October 1881): 3.
  • "Russian Christianity versus Modern Judiasm." The Century 24 (May 1882), 48-56.
  • "The Sacrifice." Lippincott's Magazine 10 (Aug 1872):162.

Lazarus, Josephine. "Emma Lazarus". The Century 36(October 1888):887. Reprinted in The Poems of Emma Lazarus. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1889.

Letters to Emma Lazarus in the Columbia University Library. Ralph L. Rusk, ed. New York: New York Public Library, 1949.

Lichtenstein, Diane. Writing Their Nations: The Tradition of Nineteenth-Century American Jewish Women Writers. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992.

——. "Emma Lazarus." Jewish Women In America. Vol. 1. Paula E. Hyman and Deborah Dash Moore, eds. New York : Routledge, 1997. 806-808.

Lippincott's Magazine. 20(1877)

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. The Poetical Works. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1874.

Mordell, Albert. "Some Final Words on Emma Lazarus.'" Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society 39 (1950): 321-7.

New-York Historical Society. Old New York in Early Photographs, 1853-1901. Mary Black, ed. New York: Dover Publications, c1976.

Ruchames, Louis. "New Light on the Religious Development of Emma Lazarus." Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society 42 (1952): 83-8.

Schappes, Morris U. "Songs of a Semite Back in Print." Jewish Currents (Oct. 1979): 20-1.

"Sensation at Saratoga". The New York Times. June 19, 1877.

Swerdlow, Tess. "The Emmas: Progressive Jewish Women." Jewish Currents (November, 1975): 18-21.

Szold, Henrietta. "Emma Lazarus." Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1904. 7:651-2

Vogel, Dan. Emma Lazarus. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1980.

Young, Bette Roth. Emma Lazarus in Her World: Life and Letters, Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 1995

Archival Sources

American Jewish Archives. Cincinnati Campus, Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion.

American Jewish Historical Society. New York, NY.

Archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. New York, NY.

Collection of the New York Historical Society. New York, NY.

David R. Godine Publishers. Boston, MA.

Emma Lazarus Papers, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University. New York, NY.

Houghton Library, Harvard University. Cambridge, MA.

John T. Hopf.

Levick Collection, the Mariners' Museum. Newport News, VA.

Library of Congress. Washington, DC.

Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. New York, NY.

Redwood Library and Athenaeum. Newport, RI.

Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. Cambridge, MA.

Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College. Northampton, MA.

Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library. Charlottesville, VA.


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