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Work, family, and faith : rural southern women in the twentieth century

Author: Melissa Walker; Rebecca Sharpless
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Collection of essays capturing the transformation of the American South from agrarian to industrial/commercial over the course of the twentieth century from the perspective of women struggling against poverty by relying on tradition and inner strength"--Provided by publisher.
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History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Work, family, and faith.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005028714
(OCoLC)61821784
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Walker; Rebecca Sharpless
ISBN: 0826265081 9780826265081 9780826216298 0826216293
OCLC Number: 70823552
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 294 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction / Rebecca Sharpless and Melissa Walker --
"Work was my pleasure" : an oral history of Nellie Stancil Langley / Lu Ann Jones --
"Pretty near every woman done a man's work" : women and field work in the rural South / Rebecca Sharpless and Melissa Walker --
"A responsibility on women that cannot be delegated to father, husband, or son" : farm women and cooperation in the tobacco South / Evan P. Bennett --
"Seizing the opportunity" : home demonstration curb markets in Virginia / Ann E. McCleary --
Revitalizing southern homes : rural women, the professionalization of home demonstration work, and the limits of reform, 1917-1945 / Lynne Rieff --
"You got us all a-pullin' together" : southern Methodist deaconesses in the rural South, 1922-1940 / Lois E. Myers --
"Shepherdess of the hills" : the Salvation Army mountain ministry of Cecil Brown / Connie Park Rice --
Goin' north : the African American women of Sloss Quarters / Karen R. Utz --
"It takes a special kind of woman to work up there" : race, gender, and the impact of the apparel industry on southern Alabama, 1937-2001 / Michelle Haberland.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by Melissa Walker and Rebecca Sharpless.
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