Marjorie N. Feld

Marjorie N. Feld is assistant professor of history at Babson College in Massachusetts, where she teaches courses on U.S. labor, women, and immigration. She has written an ethnic biography of Progressive reformer Lillian D. Wald, and she is co-editor and contributor to Unorthodox Jews: Contemporary Expressions of Identity and Community. Her articles and reviews have appeared in Journal of Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Women’s History Magazine, Journal of American History, American Jewish History and Minnesota Review. She is on the Alumni Committee of Henry Street Settlement and an editorial board member of the journal Radical Teacher.

Articles by this author

Lillian D. Wald

Lillian Wald began her work in 1893, when she discovered the need for health care among New York’s largely Jewish immigrant population. Her solution to this problem, in the form of public health nursing—a term she coined—served only as the beginning of her life’s work, which was dedicated to providing health care, education and social services to the poor and immigrant members of her Henry Street Settlement, and beyond.

Sophie Irene Simon Loeb

“Not charity, but a chance for every child.” Sophie Irene Simon Loeb adopted this as the creed of her life work for orphaned children in the United States and throughout the world. During the Progressive Era, Loeb was one of many women to enter the political arena through reform work, calling for government involvement to mitigate the problems of poverty. Loeb brought her life experience and her personalized approach to work for the rights of women and children to quality of life.

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