Hasia R. Diner

Hasia R. Diner is the Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History and Director of the Goren-Goldstein Center for American Jewish History at New York University. She is the author of numerous books in that field and in the history of American women and American immigration history. Her most recent publications include Hungering for America: Italian, Irish and Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration; Lower East Side Memories: The Jewish Place in America; (with Beryl Lief Benderly) Her Works Praise Her: A History of Jewish Women in America: From Colonial Times to the Present and The Jews of the United States: 1654–2000.

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German Immigrant Period in the United States

The period 1820–1880 has generally been considered the era of German Jewish immigration to the United States. Issues of gender and family shaped this migration from the Germanic regions, and from other parts of Central and Eastern Europe from 1820 to 1880.

Civil War in the United States

Like their gentile neighbors, North and South, Jewish women figured in the history of the Civil War (1861–1865) in two ways. As the wives, mothers, and daughters of men in military service, they shouldered a range of responsibilities brought on by wartime exigencies. As community activists, they involved themselves in home-front activities to minister to the soldiers directly and to raise money for the troops.

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