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Rebel Cinderella : from rags to riches to radical, the epic journey of Rose Pastor Stokes / Adam Hochschild.

Hochschild, Adam, (author.).

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System.

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Summary:

Rose Pastor arrived in New York City in 1903, a Jewish refugee from Russia who had worked in cigar factories since the age of eleven. Two years later, she captured headlines across the globe when she married James Graham Phelps Stokes, scion of one of the legendary 400 families of New York high society. Together, this unusual couple joined the burgeoning Socialist Party and, over the next dozen years, moved among the liveliest group of activists and dreamers this country has ever seen. Their friends and houseguests included Emma Goldman, Big Bill Haywood, Eugene V. Debs, John Reed, Margaret Sanger, Jack London, and W.E.B. Du Bois. Rose stirred audiences to tears and led strikes of restaurant waiters and garment workers. She campaigned alongside the country's earliest feminists to publicly defy laws against distributing information about birth control, earning her notoriety as "one of the dangerous influences of the country" from President Woodrow Wilson. But in a way no one foresaw, her too-short life would end in the same abject poverty with which it began.... --from book jacket.
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Baker Richland Branch 305.42092 .S874h 2020 (Text) 37814003250736 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 06/24/2020 Available -
Harney County Library 921 STOKES (Text) 37720000610758 New Adult Display Book Branch_Only_3months 01/19/2021 Checked out 06/29/2021
The Dalles Wasco County Library B STOKE (Text) 33892006574066 BIOGRAPHIES New/High Demand None 03/04/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781328866745
  • Physical Description: 303 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-279) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Tumult at Carnegie Hall -- Tsar and queen -- Magic land -- City of the world -- Missionary to the slums -- Cinderella of the sweatshops -- Distant thunder -- Island paradise -- A tall, shamblefooted man -- By ballot or bullet -- A key to the gates of heaven -- Not the rose I thought she was -- I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier -- Let the guilty be shot at once -- All my life I have been preparing to meet this -- Waves against a cliff -- The springtime of revolution? -- No peaceful tent in no man's land -- Love is always justified.
Summary, etc.:
Rose Pastor arrived in New York City in 1903, a Jewish refugee from Russia who had worked in cigar factories since the age of eleven. Two years later, she captured headlines across the globe when she married James Graham Phelps Stokes, scion of one of the legendary 400 families of New York high society. Together, this unusual couple joined the burgeoning Socialist Party and, over the next dozen years, moved among the liveliest group of activists and dreamers this country has ever seen. Their friends and houseguests included Emma Goldman, Big Bill Haywood, Eugene V. Debs, John Reed, Margaret Sanger, Jack London, and W.E.B. Du Bois. Rose stirred audiences to tears and led strikes of restaurant waiters and garment workers. She campaigned alongside the country's earliest feminists to publicly defy laws against distributing information about birth control, earning her notoriety as "one of the dangerous influences of the country" from President Woodrow Wilson. But in a way no one foresaw, her too-short life would end in the same abject poverty with which it began.... --from book jacket.
Subject: Stokes, Rose Pastor, 1879-1933.
Feminists > United States > Biography.
Women socialists > United States > Biography.
Women political activists > United States > Biography.
Jewish refugees > United States > Biography.
Women immigrants > United States > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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