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Diane Lichtenstein

Diane Lichtenstein is Professor Emerita of English at Beloit College. She is the author of Writing Their Nations: The Tradition of Nineteenth-Century American Jewish Women Writers and co-editor of Rethinking Women's and Gender Studies.

Articles by this author

Emma Lazarus

Emma Lazarus (1849-1887), an internationally known poet and essayist, created the role of the American Jewish writer. She lent her voice to the Statue of Liberty to enunciate a vision for America, but she herself was in no doubt about the Jewish roots of her vision in tikkun olam (repairing the world) through righteousness, justice, and compassion.

Rebekah Gumpert Hyneman

Rebekah Gumpert Hyneman was one of a small group of American Jewish women who published their work in the nineteenth century. She used her writing to showcase her love and devotion to Judaism. In her work, she encouraged American Jews to resist assimilation and understand the significance of their religion and also aimed to educate uninformed and anti-semitic non-Jews.

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