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The girls : Jewish women of Brownsville, Brooklyn, 1940-1995 / Carole Bell Ford.

By: Ford, Carole Bell, 1934-Material type: TextTextSeries: SUNY series in modern Jewish literature and culturePublication details: Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, ©2000. Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 217 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0585287767; 9780585287768Subject(s): Jewish women -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century | Jewish women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews | Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century | Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews | Brownsville (New York, N.Y.) -- Biography | HISTORY -- State & Local | HISTORY -- State & Local -- General | Jewish women | Jews | New York (State) -- New York | New York (State) -- New York -- Brownsville | Regions & Countries - Americas | History & Archaeology | United States Local History | 1900-1999Genre/Form: Biographies. | History. | Interviews. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Girls.DDC classification: 974.7/1004924 LOC classification: F128.9.J5 | F64 2000ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Preface: Reclaiming our Past -- Prologue They Still Call Themselves "The Girls": Profiles of Two Brownsville Women -- Missing: Fifty-One Percent of the Stories -- Brownsville: The Nurturing Neighborhood -- Jewish Women: Mothers -- Coming of Age in the Forties: Choices -- The Cult of Domesticity: Coming of Age in the Fifties -- Unfinished Business: Becoming Your Own Person -- Conclusions: Looking Back -- Epilogue Daughters: New Dilemmas.
Review: "This book tells the stories of the Jewish women who came of age in Brownsville, Brooklyn, in the 1940s and 1950s. Through in-depth interviews with more than forty women, Carole Bell Ford explores the choices these women made and the boundaries within which they made them, offering fresh insights into the culture and values of Jewish women in the postwar period. Not content to remain in the past, The Girls is also a story of women who live in the present, who lead fulfilling lives even as they struggle to adjust to changes in American society that conflict with their own values and that have profoundly affected the lives of their children and grandchildren."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"This book tells the stories of the Jewish women who came of age in Brownsville, Brooklyn, in the 1940s and 1950s. Through in-depth interviews with more than forty women, Carole Bell Ford explores the choices these women made and the boundaries within which they made them, offering fresh insights into the culture and values of Jewish women in the postwar period. Not content to remain in the past, The Girls is also a story of women who live in the present, who lead fulfilling lives even as they struggle to adjust to changes in American society that conflict with their own values and that have profoundly affected the lives of their children and grandchildren."--Jacket.

Preface: Reclaiming our Past -- Prologue They Still Call Themselves "The Girls": Profiles of Two Brownsville Women -- Missing: Fifty-One Percent of the Stories -- Brownsville: The Nurturing Neighborhood -- Jewish Women: Mothers -- Coming of Age in the Forties: Choices -- The Cult of Domesticity: Coming of Age in the Fifties -- Unfinished Business: Becoming Your Own Person -- Conclusions: Looking Back -- Epilogue Daughters: New Dilemmas.

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