Visible Women: New Essays on American Activism

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252063336
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1993
  • Series: Women in American History Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Formal Politics: Ideologies and Strategies 15
Taking the Law into Our Own Hands: Bradwell, Minor, and Suffrage Militance in the 1870s 19
Rebecca Latimer Felton and the Problem of "Protection" in the New South 41
Woman Suffrage and White Supremacy: A Virginia Case Study 62
Women's History and Political History: Some Thoughts on Progressivism and the New Deal 101
Women's History and Political Theory: Toward a Feminist Approach to Public Life 119
Pt. 2 Economic Justice: Representation and Mobilization 141
Needlewomen and the Vicissitudes of Modern Life: A Study of Middle-Class Construction in the Antebellum Northeast 145
O. Delight Smith's Progressive Era: Labor, Feminism, and Reform in the Urban South 166
In Pursuit of Power: The Political Economy of Women's Activism in Twentieth-Century Tampa 199
The Housewives' League of Detroit: Black Women and Economic Nationalism 223
Pt. 3 The Politics of Reform: Tensions and Contradictions 243
The Cost of Club Work, the Price of Black Feminism 247
Bridging Chasms: Community and the Southern YWCA 270
"Each One is Dependent on the Other": Southern Churchwomen, Racial Reform, and the Process of Transformation, 1880-1940 296
Giving Women a Future: Alice Fletcher, the "Woman Question," and "Indian Reform" 325
Pt. 4 The Politics of Knowledge: Exemplary Lives 345
"Why Should Girls Be Learn'd and Wise?": The Unfinished Work of Alice Mary Baldwin 349
Invincible Woman: Anne Firor Scott 383
Contributors 393
Index 397
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