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“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 Children's Decade

Alice Boardman Smuts

in Science in the Service of Children, 1893-1935

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108972
eISBN:
9780300128475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108972.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter underscores the idea of the child as the key to the national future—a notion that became a paramount theme of the 1920s. While other Progressive reform campaigns faltered or ceased after ... More


Channeling Womanpower: Maternalism and World War I Mobilization

Lynn Dumenil

in The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631219
eISBN:
9781469631233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631219.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines women's voluntary associations' role in mobilization. It examining the Women's Committee of the Council of National Defense, the Young Women's Christian Association, the Woman's ... More


Bitter Cry of Progress

Vincent DiGirolamo

in Crying the News: A History of America's Newsboys

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780195320251
eISBN:
9780190933258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195320251.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

New laws call for new stories, and in the early 1900s those stories were increasingly told by muckraking journalists, documentary photographers, and social reformers. Upton Sinclair, Lewis Hine, Jane ... More


Upon the Altar of Work: Child Labor and the Rise of a New American Sectionalism

Betsy Wood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043444
eISBN:
9780252052323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043444.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book examines how debates about children and their labor shaped the way Northerners and Southerners defined fundamental concepts of American life such as work, freedom, morality, and the market ... More


A Southern Road Less Traveled: The 1966 Gubernatorial Election and (Winthrop) Rockefeller Republicanism in Arkansas

John A. Kirk

in Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813036847
eISBN:
9780813043999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036847.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter argues that neither the “southern strategy” (or “white backlash” thesis) nor newer Suburban School explanations adequately account for how and why the South became Republican. By ... More


Practical Citizenship

Benjamin René Jordan

in Modern Manhood and the Boy Scouts of America: "Citizenship, Race, and the Environment, 1910-1930"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627656
eISBN:
9781469627670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627656.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

As civic service initiatives and the growing Progressive reform emphasis on government by expert committees and quantitative analysis displaced nineteenth century politics’ reliance on partisan ... More


American Utopias

Susan L. Mizruchi

in The Rise of Multicultural America: Economy and Print Culture, 1865-1915

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832509
eISBN:
9781469605678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887967_mizruchi.12
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on American utopian novels written from the 1880s to the beginning of World War I. These works represented a cultural form that emerged in tandem with economic and industrial ... More


Introduction: The Most Documented Region

Scott L. Matthews

in Capturing the South: Imagining America's Most Documented Region

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646459
eISBN:
9781469646473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646459.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction explores why the South became known as America’s “most documented” region beginning in the 1940s and into the twenty-first century. It argues that documentarians saw the region as a ... More


“Todo Por la Patria y el Hogar” (All for Country and Home): The Transnational Lives and Work of Rómulo Munguía and Carolina Malpica de Munguía

Gabriela González

in Redeeming La Raza: Transborder Modernity, Race, Respectability, and Rights

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780199914142
eISBN:
9780199345533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199914142.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Latin American History

This chapter examines how Rómulo and Carolina Munguía were guided by a belief in the power of and potential for individual and social transformations, reflecting their coming of age during an era of ... More


The Political Career of W. Kerr Scott: The Squire from Haw River

Julian M. Pleasants

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146775
eISBN:
9780813156064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146775.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

The political biography of Kerr Scott covers his career in North Carolina as commissioner of agriculture (1936–1948), governor (1949–1953) and US senator (1954–1958). A rural progressive/populist, ... More


Anticipating Images: Buffalo Industry under Construction, 1906–1943

Claire Zimmerman

in Buffalo at the Crossroads: The Past, Present, and Future of American Urbanism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501749766
eISBN:
9781501749797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749766.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins with a newspaper ad placed at the beginning of the previous century that depicted the newly constructed George N. Pierce manufacturing plant at Buffalo. It describes the plant as ... More


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