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Southern women in the progressive era : a reader / edited by Giselle Roberts and Melissa Walker ; foreword by Marjorie J. Spruill.

Other author/creatorRoberts, Giselle, 1974- editor.
Other author/creatorWalker, Melissa, 1962- editor.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info Columbia, South Carolina : The University of South Carolina Press, [2019]
Description1 online resource (xiv, 364 pages) : illustrations.
Supplemental Content Ebook Central
Series Women's diaries and letters of the South
Women's diaries and letters of the South. ^A505013
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.
Abstract "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 diverse group of southern women--African Americans, working-class, teachers, nurses, and activists--in their own words, casting a fresh light on one of the most dynamic eras in U.S. history"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Source of descriptionDescription based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 25, 2019).
Issued in other formPrint version: Southern women in the progressive era. Columbia, South Carolina : The University of South Carolina Press, [2019] 9781611179255
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2018033403
ISBN9781611179262 (electronic book)
ISBN1611179262 (electronic book)
Stock number22573/ctv6k2vc3 JSTOR

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