Encyclopedia of the History of St. Louis; A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference Volume 3, PT. 2

Encyclopedia of the History of St. Louis; A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference Volume 3, PT. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...the annual evening mieet-ing, upon which the birthday of the club is celebrated, and the closing exercises of the year. The programme for the season is printed months in advance, and is confined to one subject with its allied topics. Jewish history was the subject for one year, and during the next, the best English and American essayists were oonisidered. Poverty, pauperism and 'crime formed the field of study for 1896-7, involving ques'tions of government, education, labor, punishment, reforms and charities. The reference list included works of twenty-five of the most eminent writers on these subjects. In contrast to these sombre themes is the pro gramme for 1897-8, which is devoted to the colonial and revolutionary period of our history. In the words of the president, Mrs. Jacobson, "Our sincere hope and desire is that. whatever may be the special course of study that the Pioneers-may wish at any time to follow, it may lead to an enlargement of our vision, a strengtliening of our judgment. and a deepening of our sympathies in all things concerning our common humanity." The membership of the Pioneers is drawn from the congregations of the four synagogues of St. Louis. Among those prominently identified with its history are Mrs. Rosa Sonneschein, a brilliant writer, who is now editor of "The American Jewess." a magazine published in Chicago; Mrs. August Frank, president of the club for nine years, and president of several charitable societies; Mrs. Henry Jacobson, who was class poet at her graduation from the St. Louis High School, and who, in 1893, was chosen-to read a paper before the Council of Jewish Vl/omen. at 'the World's Congress, and is a frequent contributor to periodicals: Mrs. Pauline...show more

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  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 481g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 123686171X
  • 9781236861719