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

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Overview

Why in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries did middle- and upper-class southern women - black and white - advance from the private worlds of home and family into public life, eventually transforming the cultural and political landscape of their community? Using Galveston as a case study, Elizabeth Hayes Turner asks who were the women who became activists and eventually led to progressive reforms and the woman suffrage movement. Turner discovers that a majority of them came from particular congregations, but class status had as much to do with reform as did religious motivation. Based on an exhaustive database of membership in community organizations compiled by the author from local archives, Women, Culture, and Community will appeal to students of race relations in the post-Reconstruction South, women's history, and religious history.
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"This highly readable account reveals how significantly the effects of natural disaster can shape the relationship among politics, gender, and culture. An important contribution to women's history, southern history, and urban history."--Choice

"Scholars of many disciplines will find this work a valuable tool. It is thought-provoking, scholarly, and informative, and the summaries at the end of each chapter prove invaluable....Turner is to be commended for the depth of her research and her significant contribution to the field of history."--Catholic Southwest

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195119381
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Hayes Turner is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Houston.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Multiple Meanings of Culture, Community, Religion, and Reform 3
Pt. 1 Gilded Age Galveston
1 Disaster Strikes the Island City 17
2 Women, Culture, and the Church: Memorials, Cemeteries, and Music 40
3 Church Programs: Sunday School, Bible Classes, and Women's Societies 63
4 "A Blessing upon Our Labors": Women's Benevolent Societies and Poor Relief 94
5 Benevolent Institutions and Their Lady Managers 121
6 Women's Clubs 150
Pt. 2 Progressive Era Galveston
7 After the Storm: Women, Public Policy, and Power 187
8 "The Interest Has Never Lagged": African American Women and the Black Community 228
9 Women Organizing for the Vote 261
10 The YWCA and Wage-Earning Women 287
Conclusion: Toward Progressive Women's Communities 295
App. A An Essay on Methodology 301
Notes 303
Index 361
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