|Title||The American Jewess [1895-1899]|
|Publisher||Jewish Women's Archive: Brookline, US (MA)|
|Country (State)||United States of America|
|Keywords||United States; jewish woman; magazine; history 1895-1899|
|Description||"Published between April 1895 and August 1899, The American Jewess was the first English-language publication directed to American Jewish women. Part of the emergence of new public identities for Jewish women, The American Jewess offered an evocative range of features that included demands for synagogue membership for women; health, household and fashion tips; early expressions of American Zionism; short fiction; and reflections on the propriety of women riding bicycles.
The American Jewess represented the changing aspirations of America's prosperous and acculturated Jewish women. The magazine's title reflected an emerging belief that this group constituted a new entity in Jewish life: women who did not experience the religious and national aspects of their identity as in conflict with each other. Thoroughly American and thoroughly Jewish, the "American Jewess" felt fully at home in her overlapping worlds of American and Jewish culture. The American Jewess magazine set out to explore the challenges and possibilities inherent in this new identity. At its height, the magazine claimed a circulation of 31,000." [self-description]
|Source Type||Internet Journals|
|Subject Class||History of the Jewish People: 19th and 20th Centuries|
|DDC||973.87; 305.4; t1:09034; t2:73; t5:924|
|Access||free; no restriction|
|Notes||Former URL: http://www.hti.umich.edu/a/amjewess/|
|© SSG-FI||2007-02-13 (revised 2007-11-16)|
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