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Southern women in the progressive era : a reader

Author: Giselle Roberts; Melissa Walker
Publisher: Columbia, South Carolina : The University of South Carolina Press, [2019]
Series: Women's diaries and letters of the South.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the 1890s to the end of World War I, the reformers who called themselves progressives helped transform the United States, and many women filled their ranks. Through solo efforts and voluntary associations, both national and regional, women agitated for change, addressing issues such as poverty, suffrage, urban overcrowding, and public health. Southern Women in the Progressive Era presents the stories of a  Read more...
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Southern women in the progressive era.
Columbia, South Carolina : The University of South Carolina Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018032161
(OCoLC)1044780725
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Giselle Roberts; Melissa Walker
ISBN: 9781611179262 1611179262
OCLC Number: 1044781171
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 364 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Activists in the making. Sophonisba Breckinridge (1866-1948): Memoirs of a Southern Feminist / Anya Jabour ; Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955): Autobiography of an Educator and Civil Rights Activist / Ann Short Chirhart ; Mary Lee Cagle (1864-1955): Autobiography of an Evangelist Preacher / Priscilla Pope-Levison --
A new southern workforce. Anthelia Holt (1861-1950): The Correspondence of a Textile Mill Worker / Beth English ; Henrietta Aiken Kelly (1844-1916): The Correspondence of a Special Field Agent / Debra Bloom ; Florida's First State Health Nurses (1914-1916): Reporting on a Service for Health / Christine Ardalan --
Regional commentators. Mary and Louisa Poppenheim (1866-1936; 1868-1957): The Keystone, Women's Clubs, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy / Joan Marie Johnson ; Mary Johnston (1870-1936): The Suffrage Speeches of a Virginia Novelist / Lisa A. Francavilla ; Corra White Harris (1869-1935): Essays on Women, Politics, and Southern Identity / Catherine Oglesby.
Series Title: Women's diaries and letters of the South.
Responsibility: edited by Giselle Roberts and Melissa Walker ; foreword by Marjorie J. Spruill.

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Riveting, revealing stories from women of all walks of southern life taking on the challenges of the Progressive Era. This book presents the stories of a diverse group of southern women - African  Read more...

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