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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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  • ISBN: 9781328866745
  • ISBN: 1328866742
  • Physical Description: viii, 303 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-279) 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.:
"From the bestselling author of King Leopold's Ghost and Spain in Our Hearts comes the astonishing but forgotten story of an immigrant sweatshop worker who married an heir to a great American fortune and became one of the most charismatic radical leaders of her time"-- Provided by publisher.
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.
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.
HISTORY / Social History.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
Stokes, Rose Pastor, 1879-1933.
Jewish refugees.
Women immigrants.
Women political activists.
Women socialists.
United States.
Feminists > United States > Biography.
Women socialists > Biography.
Women political activists > Biography.
Jewish refugees > Biography.
Women immigrants > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.