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Introduction

Miki Pfeffer

in Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628461343
eISBN:
9781626740730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461343.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter discusses the Women's Department of the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition in 1884. The Woman's Department provided New Orleans ladies with their first ... More


Exhibits Great and Small

Miki Pfeffer

in Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628461343
eISBN:
9781626740730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461343.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the exhibits at the Woman's Department. Although Julia Ward Howe's original plan for the Woman's Department was that exhibits would highlight inventions, science, and literary ... More


What the Ladies Were Saying

Miki Pfeffer

in Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628461343
eISBN:
9781626740730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461343.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the reactions to the selection of Julia Ward Howe as president of the Woman's Department of the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition in 1884. Southern women were ... More


The Chiefdom

Miki Pfeffer

in Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628461343
eISBN:
9781626740730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461343.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the events following Julia Ward Howe's arrival in New Orleans. For instance, Howe expected to walk in and begin work in the Woman's Department upon her arrival. However, ... More


May Distractions

Miki Pfeffer

in Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628461343
eISBN:
9781626740730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461343.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the notable men who arrived in New Orleans to render optimism and to divert attention from the turbulence around Julia Ward Howe and the Woman's Department. Among them was ... More


The Principals

Miki Pfeffer

in Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628461343
eISBN:
9781626740730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461343.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents profiles of some of the women who played key roles during the Cotton Centennial Exposition. Among them was Julia Ward Howe (1819–1910), who was sixty-five and a well-known ... More


Work, the New Gospel of Womanhood

Miki Pfeffer

in Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628461343
eISBN:
9781626740730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461343.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes how Julia Ward Howe became a dedicated soldier for the good of the Woman's Department and the entire Exposition. Almost immediately, while women busily arranged exhibits, Howe ... More


An Immense Responsibility

Miki Pfeffer

in Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628461343
eISBN:
9781626740730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461343.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter first describes how impoverished women in New Orleans and elsewhere looked to the Cotton Centennial Exposition as a potential employer. Many of these women carried the “immense ... More


February Festivities

Miki Pfeffer

in Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628461343
eISBN:
9781626740730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461343.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details events in February 1885. In the Woman's Department, when the weather was cold and stormy, visitors gathered in the “bright and sunny home-like library” that Julia Howe's daughter ... More


A City for Women

Miki Pfeffer

in Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628461343
eISBN:
9781626740730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461343.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the society and culture that Julia Ward Howe would have encountered in New Orleans in 1884. The locals were no strangers to power, as they had seen it seized perversely. There ... More


Opening at Last

Miki Pfeffer

in Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628461343
eISBN:
9781626740730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461343.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details the opening day program of the Cotton Centennial Exposition on March 3, 1885. In his speech, Colonel Franklin C. Morehead, commissioner-general of the Exposition, said that when ... More


Endings

Miki Pfeffer

in Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628461343
eISBN:
9781626740730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461343.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on events surrounding the end of the Cotton Centennial Exposition, in particular the Woman's Day celebration on May 30, 1885. Although it was Maud Howe's time to shine because ... More


When Powerful Women Came to Town

Miki Pfeffer

in Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628461343
eISBN:
9781626740730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461343.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the arrival of famous women in the spring of 1885, drawn to New Orleans by the chance to speak to broad new audiences about the causes of their lives. Among them was Frances E. ... More


Great Expectations

Miki Pfeffer

in Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628461343
eISBN:
9781626740730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461343.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the preparation of exhibits and spaces in the Woman's Department. Although exhibits would vary in quality, together they were a reflection of the real spectrum of women's daily ... More


Thimbles and a Teapot

Miki Pfeffer

in Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628461343
eISBN:
9781626740730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461343.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the challenges faced by the women involved in running the Women's Department at the Cotton Centennial Exposition. On December 18, 1884, two days after the grand opening ... More


The Locals

Miki Pfeffer

in Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628461343
eISBN:
9781626740730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461343.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the local women who played key roles during the Cotton Centennial Exposition. Among them was Caroline Merrick (1825–1908) who singlehandedly managed her brother's plantation in ... More


April Showers of Reproach

Miki Pfeffer

in Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628461343
eISBN:
9781626740730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461343.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the rise of conflicts between women in the Woman's Department. The glowing unity of the opening was like the calm eye of a hurricane; impending squalls would soon again destroy ... More


Final Battles

Miki Pfeffer

in Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628461343
eISBN:
9781626740730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461343.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the continuing internal conflicts of the Woman's Department. Contrary to the official Resolution from Lady Commissioners in support of Julia Ward Howe in mid-April 1885, ... More


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