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Funding feminism : monied women, philanthropy, and the women's movement, 1870-1967

Author: Joan Marie Johnson
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Gender & American culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Joan Marie Johnson examines an understudied dimension of women's history in the United States: how a group of affluent white women from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries advanced the status of all women through acts of philanthropy. ... Motivated by their own experiences with sexism, and focusing on women's need for economic independence, these benefactors sought to expand women's access to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Marie Johnson
ISBN: 9781469634692 1469634694
OCLC Number: 971333765
Description: xiii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Following the money : funding woman suffrage --
Unequal women working for women's equality : power and resentment in the woman suffrage movement --
Dictating with dollars : funding equality for working-class women --
An education for women equal to that of men : funding colleges for women --
Using mammon for righteousness : funding coeducation through coercive philanthropy --
Margaret Sanger's network of feminists : funding the birth control movement --
Feminism and science : funding research for the pill --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Gender & American culture.
Responsibility: Joan Marie Johnson.

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"Joan Marie Johnson examines an understudied dimension of women's history in the United States: how a group of affluent white women from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries advanced the status of all women through acts of philanthropy. ... Motivated by their own experiences with sexism, and focusing on women's need for economic independence, these benefactors sought to expand women's access to higher education, promote suffrage, and champion reproductive rights, as well as to provide assistance to working-class women."--Jacket.

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Shows us how the feminist movement actually achieved its goals, not how it should or might have. That is a service to all who want to understand culture change, and how it becomes real.--Philanthropy Read more...

 
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