The Resource Immigrant girl, radical woman : a memoir from the early twentieth century, Matilda Rabinowitz ; with commentary and original drawings by Robbin Légère Henderson ; afterword by Ileen A. DeVault

Immigrant girl, radical woman : a memoir from the early twentieth century, Matilda Rabinowitz ; with commentary and original drawings by Robbin Légère Henderson ; afterword by Ileen A. DeVault

Label
Immigrant girl, radical woman : a memoir from the early twentieth century
Title
Immigrant girl, radical woman
Title remainder
a memoir from the early twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Matilda Rabinowitz ; with commentary and original drawings by Robbin Légère Henderson ; afterword by Ileen A. DeVault
Creator
Contributor
Author
Commentator
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Matilda Rabinowitz's illustrated memoir challenges assumptions about the lives of early twentieth-century women. She describes the ways in which she and her contemporaries rejected the intellectual and social restrictions imposed on women as they sought political and economic equality in the first half of the twentieth century. Rabinowitz devoted her labor and commitment to the notion that women should feel entitled to independence, equal rights, equal pay, and sexual and personal autonomy. Rabinowitz (1887-1963) immigrated to the United States from Ukraine at the age of thirteen. Radicalized by her experience in sweatshops, she became an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World from 1912 to 1917 before choosing single motherhood in 1918. "Big Bill" Haywood once wrote, ?a book could be written about Matilda,? but her memoir was intended as a private story for her grandchildren, Robbin Légère Henderson among them. Henderson?s black-and white-scratchboard drawings illustrate Rabinowitz?s life in the Pale of Settlement, the journey to America, political awakening and work as an organizer for the IWW, a turbulent romance, and her struggle to support herself and her child
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
331.88/6092
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8073.R33
LC item number
R33 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Label
Immigrant girl, radical woman : a memoir from the early twentieth century, Matilda Rabinowitz ; with commentary and original drawings by Robbin Légère Henderson ; afterword by Ileen A. DeVault
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The journey to America -- The wretched refuse of your teeming shores -- A new career -- Bridgeport and socialism -- I fell in love with him -- Little Falls -- A gallery of radicals -- After Little Falls -- Greenville, South Carolina : "the toughest job" -- New York, Greenwich, World War I -- A new life (vita) -- Ben returns -- Washington -- Ballardvale, Massachusetts, Greenwich Village, Cos Cob, St. Louis
Control code
on1005353525
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501709487
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt1vpkf1f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b3746954x
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005353525
  • jstor1501709488

Library Locations

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