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Still JewishA History of Women and Intermarriage in America$
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Keren R. McGinity

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780814757307

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814757307.001.0001

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Immigrant Jewesses Who Married “Out”

Immigrant Jewesses Who Married “Out”

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Still Jewish

Keren R. McGinity

NYU Press

This chapter discusses the intermarried lives of three well-known immigrant Jewish women: Mary Antin Grabau, Rose Pastor Stokes, and Anna Strunsky Walling. Their experiences shed new light on the inner workings of intermarriages early in the twentieth century that disputes the conventional idea that religious differences were the primary cause of marital failure. Antin wrote the classic immigrant autobiography The Promised Land. She met Amadeus W. Grabau, a German-American Lutheran geologist and paleontologist doing graduate work at Harvard, through the Natural History Club at Hale House. They married on October 5, 1901, in Boston. Rose Pastor was a writer for the Jewish Daily News (Yiddishes Tageblatt). She met James Graham Phelps Stokes, the son of one of America's wealthiest Episcopalian families when she was assigned to interview him for an article. Anna Strunsky married William English Walling on June 28, 1906.

Keywords:   immigrant Jewish women, intermarrige, intermarried lives, Mary Antin Grabau, Rose Pastor Stokes, Anna Strunsky Walling, religious differences, interfaith marriage

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