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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


The “Enlightened Majority” versus the “Die-Hard Fringe”: The State and Reform of Domestic Service, 1915–1940

Vanessa H. May

in Unprotected Labor: Household Workers, Politics, and Middle-Class Reform in New York, 1870-1940

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834770
eISBN:
9781469603094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877906_may.8
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on the time when approximately 150 members of the Women's City Club met to discuss bills pending in the New York State legislature that would provide domestic workers with a ... More


Empowering Women, Engendering Change: Aziza Hussein and Social Reform in Egypt1

Amy J. Johnson and Scott David Mcintosh

in Re-Envisioning Egypt 1919-1952

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249006
eISBN:
9781617971006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249006.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter challenges the view of the pre-1952 period as bereft of meaningful governmental reform programs, while revealing women's social reform activism in Egypt during these years to have ... More


Sustaining Feminist Progressivism

Elisabeth Israels Perry

in After the Vote: Feminist Politics in La Guardia's New York

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199341849
eISBN:
9780190948542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199341849.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

During the 1920s and 1930s, New York City’s civic women activists expended the most energy and passion over three campaigns: winning state acceptance of federal funds for improving the health of ... More


When I Came Home: Federation Gertie as Citizen Activist

Leonard Rogoff

in Gertrude Weil: Jewish Progressive in the New South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630793
eISBN:
9781469630816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630793.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Women's Club movement became the platform for Weil's social activism. Following her mother and aunt's footsteps as a leader of the Goldsboro Woman's Club, she rose in the hierarchy of the state ... More


Act Two

Elizabeth DiSavino

in Katherine Jackson French: Kentucky's Forgotten Ballad Collector

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813178523
eISBN:
9780813178530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178523.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Jackson marries William Frank French in 1912. She becomes Dean of the Sue Bennett School for Girls. The Frenches move to Shreveport where Jackson co-founds the Woman’s Department Club. A brief ... More


The Women of the Administration

Elisabeth Israels Perry

in After the Vote: Feminist Politics in La Guardia's New York

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199341849
eISBN:
9780190948542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199341849.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

Many of the city’s women civic and political activists supported La Guardia during his many electoral campaigns. The women he appointed to his administration brought into his government the feminist ... More


Scandal in the Courts

Elisabeth Israels Perry

in After the Vote: Feminist Politics in La Guardia's New York

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199341849
eISBN:
9780190948542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199341849.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

In 1930, Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized an investigation first into New York City’s lower court system and then into its entire government. The investigation, known by the name of its ... More


Gertrude Weil: Jewish Progressive in the New South

Leonard Rogoff

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630793
eISBN:
9781469630816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630793.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This biography recounts the life of a Southern citizen activist whose career of social advocacy extended from the end of Reconstruction to the civil-rights movement. Born in 1879 in Goldsboro, North ... More


Katherine Jackson French: Kentucky's Forgotten Ballad Collector

Elizabeth DiSavino

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813178523
eISBN:
9780813178530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178523.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

A native of London, Kentucky, Dr. Katherine Jackson French (Ph.D. Columbia University, 1906) collected over sixty British Isle ballads in the hills of Kentucky in 1909 and attempted to publish them ... More


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