USA 2008, 406 pp., brochure, € 14.59Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
Set in the early 20th century, this classic follows the lives of Chava and Gutke, two women born in a Russian-Jewish settlement who ultimately immigrate to New York's Lower East Side with its teeming crowds, its sweatshops, the Henry Street Settlement House, and events like the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire. Chava becomes active in the Women's League and is confronted with its racism and anti-Semitism. Gutke, married to a woman who passes as a man, shows Chava (and today's readers as well) one way that women made their lives with other women in the pre-Stonewall era. It also deals with infighting and lack of vision among progressive groups, immigrants torn between assimilation and preserving the traditions that define them.