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Non-Fiction

Writer Ruth Gruber born

September 30, 1911

Writer and humanitarian Ruth Gruber, who led a 1944 American mission to save 1000 WWII refugees, was born.

Meetings held to plan National Organization for Women

June 30, 1966

The foundation for the National Organization for Women was laid at a meeting in Betty Friedan's hotel room in Washington, DC.

Carol Gilligan publishes "In a Different Voice"

May 24, 1982

Psychologist Carol Gilligan published "In a Different Voice," the first book to argue that women's psychological development could not be understood by studying men.

Luisa Futoransky

Luisa Futoransky’s adventures around the world have made her writing vivid.

Henriette Furth

Despite facing ongoing anti-Semitism, journalist Henriette Katzenstein Fürth remained a passionate and vocal German patriot throughout her life.

Marjorie Ingall

Marjorie Ingall’s 2016 parenting guide Mamaleh Knows Best offers a blend of empathy, ethics, and practical advice that readers have come to expect from her “East Village Mamaleh” column in the Forward.

Rebecca Traister

In her book All the Single Ladies, Rebecca Traister investigates why so many women are choosing to remain single, and the impact single women can have on society.

Elaine Feinstein

Elaine Feinstein’s poetry and fiction was profoundly shaped by both her own Jewish heritage and her passion for the work of modern Russian poets including Marina Tsvetayeva.

Anna Freud

Through her studies of children, Anna Freud shaped the fields of both child psychology and developmental psychology.

Nicki Newman Tanner

As part of her lifelong devotion to Wellesley College, Nicki Newman Tanner chaired a record-breaking capital campaign for the college in 1993, raising $168 million from alumnae and disproving the assumption that women give less than men.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Non-Fiction." (Viewed on January 21, 2017) <https://jwa.org/topics/non-fiction>.

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