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Emily Bingham

Emily Bingham is an independent historian whose book Mordecai: An Early American Family (2003) tells the story of three generations of Mordecais from the Revolution through the Civil War. She received her Ph.D. from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and writes and teaches in Louisville, KY.

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Rachel Mordecai Lazarus

Proud of her Jewish heritage but conflicted about her faith, Rachel Mordecai Lazarus was torn between publicly fighting antisemitism and privately questioning Judaism’s ideals. Although she studied Judaism to better educate her stepchildren, a series of traumatic events pushed her towards Christianity, and she became an Episcopalian on her deathbed.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Emily Bingham." (Viewed on February 4, 2023) <>.


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