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“Whatever a woman can do … in the long run she will do” 1905–1907

Melba Porter Hay

in Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the Battle for a New South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125329
eISBN:
9780813135236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125329.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Madeline initiated a fight against the Salvation Army, began to edit the new “Woman's Page” in the Sunday edition of the Herald, and started a crusade against tuberculosis, while continuing her ... More


“Our hope lies in the children”1901–1904

Melba Porter Hay

in Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the Battle for a New South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125329
eISBN:
9780813135236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125329.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Madeline began to build upon many of the ideas that she had already developed and publicized in the Herald. In most instances she worked with one of the newly formed organizations: the Civic League, ... More


“An unholy interest in reforming others” 1897–1900

Melba Porter Hay

in Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the Battle for a New South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125329
eISBN:
9780813135236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125329.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the wide range of activities that Madeline launched into. It notes that in 1897 she joined John Fox Jr. in an effort to assist Robert Burns Wilson by raising a subscription to ... More


The West Oakland Home:: The “Noble Work for a Life Saving” of Rebecca McWade

Marta Gutman

in A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226311289
eISBN:
9780226156156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156156.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1885, Rebecca McWade, a dressmaker, horrified by abandonment and infanticide, expanded her daughter’s sewing circle into a refuge for single mothers and street children. The Little Workers’ Home, ... More


Policing Relief

in Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse: Social Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226653631
eISBN:
9780226653662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653662.003.0025
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the social work of relief agencies in Oregon which included the Public Welfare Bureau, the Associated Charities, and the Child Welfare Commission (CWC). The stories of Oregon ... More


The Discovery and the Remedy

in Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse: Social Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226653631
eISBN:
9780226653662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653662.003.0021
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the social work of the Associated Charities (AC) of Minneapolis which was renamed the Family Welfare Association (FWA) in 1922. It highlights the success of the AC-FWA in ... More


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