Denver recorded the birth of its first Jewish girl in 1860. Within half a century, Jewish women in Colorado and throughout the West were taking leading roles in charitable work, medical care and other public matters. Their influence far exceeded their numbers. And their experience differed from that of Jewish women in eastern cities. A new book by University of Denver professor Jeanne Abrams brings this facet of western history to light. It's called Jewish Women Pioneering the Frontier Trail: A History in the American West. Abrams talks to Dan Meyers.
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