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By Andrew Lees

In her autobiography, the extraordinary feminist and social employee Alice Salomon recounts her transition within the Nineties from privileged idleness to vigorous engagement in fixing social difficulties. Salomon took the lead in setting up the career of social paintings, and outfitted a occupation as a social reformer, activist, and educator. A prolific writer, Salomon additionally performed a key position within the transatlantic discussion among German and American feminists within the early 20th century. Her narrative concludes with the account of her expulsion from Germany via the Nazis in 1937.

Salomon's formative effect at the box of social paintings makes her tale the most important for the background of the self-discipline. This paintings also will entice an individual with an curiosity within the background of the feminist and socialist activities or the political and social heritage of twentieth-century Germany. the quantity additionally contains a number of of Salomon's essays on social paintings and women's matters, in addition to pictures of Salomon, her scholars, and her colleagues.

Andrew Lees is Professor and Chair of the historical past division at Rutgers collage, Camden.

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