Authors Posts by Melissa R. Klapper

Melissa R. Klapper

Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and Director of Women's & Gender Studies at Rowan University. She is the author of a number of books about American Jewish history and the history of childhood, including Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940 (NYU, 2013), which won the National Jewish Book Award in Women's Studies, and, most recently, Ballet Class: An American History (Oxford, 2020).

Like Deborah and Esther of Old: American Jewish Women and the Suffrage Movement

Marking the centennial year since the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Melissa Klapper explores Jewish women's participation in the suffrage movement and the response to women's suffrage across sectors of the Jewish community.