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date: 20 September 2020

Wolfson, Theresalocked

(19 July 1897–14 May 1972)
  • Lisa W. Phillips


Wolfson, Theresa (19 July 1897–14 May 1972), labor economist and educator, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Adolph Wolfson and Rebecca Hochstein, both Russian immigrants who took in boarders to support their five-member family. Perhaps influenced by the radical political beliefs of her parents, Wolfson, after graduating from Eastern District High School, helped to establish a chapter of the Intercollegiate Socialist Society (precursor to the League for Industrial Democracy) while an undergraduate at Adelphi College, where she began her lifelong study of women, work, industry, and the economy....

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