VOICE OF LIBERTY: The Story of Emma lazarus by Eve Merriam

VOICE OF LIBERTY: The Story of Emma lazarus

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The story of a woman with a great heart, this volume constitutes a fictionalized biography of the Jewish patriot whose lines are immortalized on the base of the Statue of Liberty. A brilliant poet and prose writer, Emma Lazarus championed the cause of the Jewish refugees from Russian persecution and fought an intellectual and active battle against the forces of anti-Semitism in this country until she died of cancer, to the great grief of all who knew and admired her, in 1887. The theme of America as the hope of the oppressed of other lands was dominant in this woman's life as was also her pride in being a Jew. The author paints her subject in a moving, clear and dramatic way, that should prove interesting and inspiring to her young readers.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1959
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy