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[[File:Rabbbi's_Atheist_.jpeg|left|thumbnail|250px|The Rabbi's Atheist Daughter by Bonnie S. Anderson]]
History is fickle. During the 19th Century, Ernestine Rose was one of the most important and famous international advocates for feminism, free thought and anti-slavery. She worked closely with renown figures in this movement such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Despite her contributions to feminism, atheism, and anti-slavery, since her death she has slowly been erased from history. Bonnie S. Anderson's new book <i>[ The Rabbi's Atheist Daughter:Ernestine Rose International Feminist Pioneer]</i> is an effort re-illuminate the contributions of this remarkable women. Historian Pamela S. Nadell stated that "Bonnie Anderson uncovers, in this deeply researched work, the astonishing life of Ernestine Potowski Rose, champion of all human rights."
Bonnie S. Anderson is an emerita history professor at the City University of New York and a lifelong New Yorker. She probably could best described as a women's historian, but this focus has allowed her to study and write about a diversity of topics including 19th Century Atlantic world, feminism and the history of sexuality. You can read another interview with her about her career as a historian at the [ AHA blog]. She has published several books including the classic <i>[ A History of Their Own: Women in Europe from Prehistory to the PresentVolume 1] and [ 2]</i>, <i>[ Joyous Greetings: The First International Women's Movement, 1830-1860]</i>, and <i>[ Women in Early Modern and Modern Europe]</i>. You should also check out [ Professor Anderson's Blog].
'''How would you describe yourself as a historian?'''
'''Who should read your book and how would you recommend using it in the classroom?'''
One of my favorite blurbs states that “while many books claim they are intended for both an academic and popular audience, The Rabbi’s Atheist Daughter delivers on that promise.” I wrote my book for the reader who is not a historian, who does not know the intricacies of the 19th century, and who has never heard of this amazing woman. I think it could easily be used in both undergraduate and graduate courses in colleges for U.S. history, women’s history, or women’s studies. It’s also appropriate for advanced high school students and parts of it could easily be exerpted excerpted for use in high schools.

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