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Church Programs: Sunday School, Bible Classes, and Women's Societies

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/9780195086881.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on how women handled their increased roles through Sunday School, bible classes and other women's societies. Every aspect of the women's life within the church replicated women's ... More


“A Great Work for God and Humanity”: African American Christian Women and Organized Social Reform

Betty Livingston Adams

in Black Women's Christian Activism: Seeking Social Justice in a Northern Suburb

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814745465
eISBN:
9781479880324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814745465.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the contingent organizational strategies black church women deployed in response to the race problem and the woman question. As independent black churches followed domestic ... More


Marking Morality: Gender, Race, and Righteousness

Joseph Locke

in Making the Bible Belt: Texas Prohibitionists and the Politicization of Southern Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190216283
eISBN:
9780190216313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190216283.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Religion

In their pursuit of prohibition and moral politics, religious activists both harnessed and subverted two dominant regional discourses—those surrounding race and gender—to clothe themselves in the ... More


“A World of Kindness Is a Copy of Heaven”: Animals, Moral Uplift, and the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union

Janet M. Davis

in The Gospel of Kindness: Animal Welfare and the Making of Modern America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199733156
eISBN:
9780190609030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733156.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

This chapter examines women’s animal advocacy through the lens of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. As part of her “Do Everything” policy, WCTU president Frances Willard created the Department ... More


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