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Women Organizing for the Vote

Elizabeth Hayes Turner

in Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880–1920

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086881
eISBN:
9780199854578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086881.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the woman suffrage movement in the South from a local perspective. Suffragists comprised the first Progressive Era group to promote the rights of women for the sake of their ... More


Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880–1920

Elizabeth Hayes Turner

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086881
eISBN:
9780199854578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086881.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book addresses a central question in post-Reconstruction social history: why did middle-class women expand their activities from the private to the public sphere and begin, in the years just ... More


Introduction: The Multiple Meanings of Culture, Community, Religion, and Reform

Elizabeth Hayes Turner

in Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880–1920

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086881
eISBN:
9780199854578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086881.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses women who made a difference in a New South city. It gives an overview on how the movement for change by women in the South played out in a local setting where they lived and ... More


Disaster Strikes the Island City

Elizabeth Hayes Turner

in Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880–1920

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086881
eISBN:
9780199854578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086881.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the geography and history of Galveston. It had a history and style that sets it apart. To Texans the city sprang out of the gulf and symbolizes amazing growth and prosperity ... More


“A Blessing upon Our Labors”: Women's Benevolent Societies and Poor Relief

Elizabeth Hayes Turner

in Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880–1920

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086881
eISBN:
9780199854578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086881.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the women who joined benevolent societies and how they acted and moved among the suffering and the destitute. The women never lost their patronizing air, nor did they openly ... More


Benevolent Institutions and Their Lady Managers

Elizabeth Hayes Turner

in Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880–1920

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086881
eISBN:
9780199854578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086881.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the women's benevolent institutions. They were in place in 1880 dispensing aid on a regular basis. By ministering the poor, benevolent ladies understood the degree of ... More


Women's Clubs

Elizabeth Hayes Turner

in Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880–1920

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086881
eISBN:
9780199854578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086881.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter shows how the women in Texas set about taking stock of their own learning. The time had come for them to see their own education. A desire for better education by southerners was part of ... More


After the Storm: Women, Public Policy, and Power

Elizabeth Hayes Turner

in Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880–1920

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086881
eISBN:
9780199854578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086881.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses Galveston after the Hurricane of 1900 which was the worst natural disaster in the history of the North American continent. Historians of the Progressive Era recalled that out ... More


“The Interest Has Never Lagged”: African American Women and the Black Community

Elizabeth Hayes Turner

in Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880–1920

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086881
eISBN:
9780199854578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086881.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the progressive movement of black women during the Progressive Era. Many historians have portrayed it as progressive for whites only. However, black women created their own ... More


Conclusion: Toward Progressive Women's Communities

Elizabeth Hayes Turner

in Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880–1920

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086881
eISBN:
9780199854578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086881.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter shows how the progressive women's communities emerged during the Progressive Era. Galveston supplied an environment conducive to middle and upper-class women's advancement from ... More


Mud, Blood, and the Blues: Hurricane Katrina and the Flood waters of the African Diaspora

Anissa Janine Wardi

in Water and African American Memory: An Ecocritical Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037455
eISBN:
9780813042343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037455.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter builds on the relationship between water and trauma beginning with the Middle Passage, and specifically reads floods as an extended metaphor for African American life on the Mississippi ... More


From the Gulf to the Courts: Vietnamese Americans and Human Rights in Texas

Stephanie Hinnershitz

in A Different Shade of Justice: Asian American Civil Rights in the South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633695
eISBN:
9781469633718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633695.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The wreckage of the Vietnam War and new American polices geared toward resettling refugees brought thousands of Vietnamese to the United States. Although many Vietnamese settled on the West Coast and ... More


Texas Must Take Her Chances: Coastal Defense and the Battle of Galveston, April 1861–January 1863

Thomas W. Cutrer

in Theater of a Separate War: The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861-1865

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631561
eISBN:
9781469631585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631561.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Examines the growing Federal naval blockade of the Texas coast and the sporadic attempts of the Union navy to occupy various point along the Gulf. A dramatic Confederate counteroffensive resulted in ... More


Venceremos: The Evolution of Civil Rights in the Mid-1960s

Brian D. Behnken

in Fighting Their Own Battles: Mexican Americans, African Americans, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Texas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834787
eISBN:
9781469603193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877876_behnken.9
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Father Antonio Gonzalez of the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese. Father Gonzalez represented a new type of Mexican American civil rights leader in the mid-1960s. While he was ... More


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