Julia Richman: A Notable Woman
Associated University Presses, Inc.
Julia Richman: A Notable Woman is the biography of a woman who left her mark on urban immigrant education, the public schools, the social work profession, and Reform Judaism. A pioneering educator whose base was in New York City but whose influence was national, she belongs with the coterie of progressive women such as Jane Addams and Lillian Wald who were concerned with the immigrant children who were pouring into American cities at the turn of the century. More than most of her contemporaries, however, Julia Richman had a special mission: rapid Americanization of the “little aliens” in order to push them into the mainstream of American life as quickly as possible.