Rebel Cinderella: From Rags to Riches to Radical – The Epic Journey of Rose Pastor Stokes

March 6, 2020 Boston $12.00 - $35.00 0
Rose Pastor Stokes (Courtesy photo: Yale University Library)
Rose Pastor Stokes (Courtesy photo: Yale University Library)

From the best-selling author of “Spain in Our Hearts” comes the astonishing, forgotten story of one of the most charismatic radical leaders of the last century. Rose Pastor arrived in New York City in 1903, a Jewish refugee from Russia. She found a partner in James Graham Phelps Stokes, scion of one of the legendary 400 families of New York high society, and together joined the burgeoning Socialist Party.

Over the next dozen years, they moved among the liveliest group of activists and dreamers this country has ever seen, including Emma Goldman, Big Bill Haywood, Eugene V. Debs, John Reed, Margaret Sanger, Jack London and W.E.B. Du Bois. Don’t miss hearing from this master of narrative nonfiction about this inspiring American and her circle of friends.

Adam Hochschild is the author of 10 books, including “King Leopold’s Ghost” and “To End All Wars,” both finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and “Bury the Chains,” a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and PEN USA Literary Award.

The author’s illustrated presentation about “Rebel Cinderella” will be followed by a conversation with Judith Rosenbaum, Ph.D., executive director of the Jewish Women’s Archive.

Book signing to follow.

This is an American Inspiration Author Series event. American Inspiration is a new, thought-provoking series of talks by best-selling authors presenting books that explore themes of personal identity, families and immigration, and social and cultural history. Sign up for American Inspiration e-news to stay in the know.

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Friday, March 6, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New England Historic Genealogical Society
99-101 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116
$12.50 General admission
$35.00 Includes ticket and book ($30 retail)

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