Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880-1920 / Edition 1

Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880-1920 / Edition 1

by Elizabeth Hayes Turner
     
 

ISBN-10: 019511938X

ISBN-13: 9780195119381

Pub. Date: 12/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Using Galveston as a case study, Elizabeth Hayes Turner examines how a generally conservative, traditional environment could produce important women's organizations for Progressive reform through churches and everyday social. Ultimately, women became politicized even as they continued their roles as guardians of traditional domestic values. Photos. 384 pp.

Overview

Using Galveston as a case study, Elizabeth Hayes Turner examines how a generally conservative, traditional environment could produce important women's organizations for Progressive reform through churches and everyday social. Ultimately, women became politicized even as they continued their roles as guardians of traditional domestic values. Photos. 384 pp.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195119381
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Multiple Meanings of Culture, Community, Religion, and Reform 3(14)
PART ONE: GILDED AGE GALVESTON 17(170)
1 Disaster Strikes the Island City
17(23)
2 Women, Culture, and the Church: Memorials, Cemeteries, and Music
40(23)
3 Church Programs: Sunday School, Bible Classes, and Women's Societies
63(31)
4 "A Blessing upon Our Labors": Women's Benevolent Societies and Poor Relief
94(27)
5 Benevolent Institutions and Their Lady Managers
121(29)
6 Women's Clubs
150(37)
PART TWO: PROGRESSIVE ERA GALVESTON 187(108)
7 After the Storm: Women, Public Policy, and Power
187(41)
8 "The Interest Has Never Lagged": African American Women and the Black Community
228(33)
9 Women Organizing for the Vote
261(26)
10 The YWCA and Wage-Earning Women
287(8)
Conclusion: Toward Progressive Women's Communities 295(6)
Appendix A: An Essay on Methodology 301(2)
Notes 303(58)
Index 361

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