Download PDF by Andrew Lees: Character Is Destiny: The Autobiography of Alice Salomon

By Andrew Lees

In her autobiography, the striking feminist and social employee Alice Salomon recounts her transition within the Eighteen Nineties from privileged idleness to lively engagement in fixing social difficulties. Salomon took the lead in developing the career of social paintings, and outfitted a profession 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 impression at the box of social paintings makes her tale the most important for the heritage of the self-discipline. This paintings also will attract someone with an curiosity within the background of the feminist and socialist activities or the political and social historical past of twentieth-century Germany. the amount additionally contains numerous of Salomon's essays on social paintings and women's matters, besides pictures of Salomon, her scholars, and her colleagues.

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

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