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Women, Culture, and Community - 97 edition

Women, Culture, and Community (ISBN10: 019511938X; ISBN13: 9780195119381)
ISBN13: 978-0195119381
ISBN10: 019511938X

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0195086881
ISBN10: 0195086880

Summary: In this work, Elizabeth Turner addresses a central question in post-Reconstruction social history: why did middle-class women expand their activities from the private to the public sphere and begin, in the years just before World War I, an unprecedented activism? Using Galveston as a case study, Turner examines how a generally conservative, traditional environment could produce important women's organizations for Progressive reform. She concludes that the women of Ga
lveston, though slow to respond to national movements, were stirred to action on behalf of their local community. Local organizations, particularly Episcopal and Presbyterian churches, and traditional everyday social activities provided a nurturing environment for budding reformers, and a foundation for activist organizations and programs such as poor relief and progressive reform. Ultimately, women became politicized even as they continued their roles as guardians of traditional domestic values.

Women, Culture, and Community will appeal to scholars and students of the post-Reconstruction South, women's history, activist history, and religious history.
  • Based on an exhaustive database of membership in community organizations compiled by the author from local archives
  • Provides an important look at the relationship between local activism and national movements
...show more
Summary: In this work, Elizabeth Turner addresses a central question in post-Reconstruction social history: why did middle-class women expand their activities from the private to the public sphere and begin, in the years just before World War I, an unprecedented activism? Using Galveston as a case study, Turner examines how a generally conservative, traditional environment could produce important women's organizations for Progressive reform. She concludes that the women of Galveston, though slow to respond to national movements, were stirred to action on behalf of their local community. Local organizations, particularly Episcopal and Presbyterian churches, and traditional everyday social activities provided a nurturing environment for budding reformers, and a foundation for activist organizations and programs such as poor relief and progressive reform. Ultimately, women became politicized even as they continued their roles as guardians of traditional domestic values.

Women, Culture, and Community will appeal to scholars and students of the post-Reconstruction South, women's history, activist history, and religious history.
  • Based on an exhaustive database of membership in community organizations compiled by the author from local archives
  • Provides an important look at the relationship between local activism and national movements
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 97
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year Published: 1997
International: No

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