Southern Discomfort: Women's Activism in Tampa, Florida, 1880s-1920s / Edition 1

Southern Discomfort: Women's Activism in Tampa, Florida, 1880s-1920s / Edition 1

by Nancy A Hewitt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252071913

ISBN-13: 9780252071911

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

"Vitally linked to the Caribbean and southern Europe as well as to the Confederacy, the Cigar City of Tampa, Florida, never fit comfortably into the biracial mold of the New South. In Southern Discomfort, respected historian Nancy A. Hewitt explores the interactions among distinct groups of women - native-born white, African American, Cuban and Italian immigrant women…  See more details below

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"Vitally linked to the Caribbean and southern Europe as well as to the Confederacy, the Cigar City of Tampa, Florida, never fit comfortably into the biracial mold of the New South. In Southern Discomfort, respected historian Nancy A. Hewitt explores the interactions among distinct groups of women - native-born white, African American, Cuban and Italian immigrant women - that shaped women's activism in this vibrant, multiethnic city." Southern Discomfort emphasizes the process by which women forged and reformulated their activist identities from Reconstruction through the U.S. declaration of war against Spain in April 1898, the industrywide cigar strike of 1901, and the emergence of progressive reform and labor militancy. This masterful volume also recasts our understanding of southern history by demonstrating how Tampa's triracial networks alternately challenged and reinscribed the South's biracial social and political order.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252071911
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Series:
Women in American History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. 1The Making of a Multiracial City, 1880-1901
1Creating the Cigar City21
2An Activist Mosaic38
3Solidarity and Segregation67
4Race Conflicts and Class Currents98
Pt. 2Kaleidoscopic Connections, 1902-29
5African American Women Confront Jim Crow142
6Anglo Women in the Era of Institution Building170
7Latin Women from Exiles to Immigrants200
8New Women222
9Recasting Activist Identities248
Epilogue271
Notes277
Index335

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