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Rebel Cinderella: From Rags to Riches to Radical, the Epic Journey of Rose Pastor Stokes

The astonishing but forgotten story of an immigrant sweatshop worker who became one of the most charismatic radical leaders of her time

Rose Pastor arrived in New York City in 1903, a Jewish refugee from Russia. Two years later, she swept headlines when she married James Graham Phelps Stokes, scion of New York high society. Together, this unusual couple moved among the liveliest group of Socialist activists and dreamers this country has ever seen, including Emma Goldman, Eugene Debs, Margaret Sanger, and W.E.B. Du Bois. Rose stirred audiences to tears, led labor strikes, and distributed birth control information alongside the country’s earliest feminists. President Woodrow Wilson called her “one of the dangerous influences of the country.” Rebel Cinderella unearths the rich, overlooked life of a social justice campaigner truly ahead of her time.

ADAM HOCHSCHILD is the author of ten books. King Leopold’s Ghost was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, as was To End All Wars. His Bury the Chains was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and PEN USA Literary Award. He lives in Berkeley, California.

ISBN: 9780358522461

ISBN-10: 9780358522461

Publisher: Mariner Books

Publication Date: 03/02/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 03/02/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 336

Language: English

Categories

Biography & Autobiography / Women

History / Social History

History / United States / 20th Century

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