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The YWCA and Wage-Earning Women

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/9780195086881.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the contribution of the Young Women's Christian Association to make earning wages possible for women. The YWCA was the last major white women's organization to emerge in the ... More


Saving the Nation

Thomas H. Reilly

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190929503
eISBN:
9780190929534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190929503.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

This book is a history of the Chinese Protestant elite and their contribution to building a new China in the years from 1922 to 1952. While a small percentage of China’s overall population, China’s ... More


Black Nationalism and Interracialism in the Young Women's Christian Association

Kate Dossett

in Bridging Race Divides: Black Nationalism, Feminism, and Integration in the United States, 1896-1935

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031408
eISBN:
9780813039282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031408.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the Africa American women who worked within the assumed interracial Young Women's Christian Association at both the local Colored Branch in New York City and the national ... More


“I Got So Mad, I Just Had to Get Something off My Chest”: The Contested Terrain of Women's Organizations in the American South

Mary E. Frederickson

in Looking South: Race, Gender, and the Transformation of Labor from Reconstruction to Globalization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036038
eISBN:
9780813038469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036038.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter theorizes the complex reform strategies adopted by black and white women on issues ranging from working conditions to collective organizing, public health, education, immigration, and ... More


Material Resources

Tyrone McKinley Freeman

in Madam C. J. Walker's Gospel of Giving: Black Women's Philanthropy during Jim Crow

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043451
eISBN:
9780252052330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043451.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 5 presents the range of material resources that Walker gifted to black individuals and organizations as an expression of her gospel of giving. Administered by her legal adviser, Freeman B. ... More


“The Home Away from Home”: Suffrage, War, and Civic Righteousness

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/9780814745465.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the public roles black women seized in war and suffrage. Rebuffed by white middle-class women of the Woman’s Committee and the Red Cross and confronting structural ... More


“The Negro Only Wanted a Chance to Live”: Civil Rights Activism in Postwar South Carolina

Cherisse Jones-Branch

in Crossing the Line: Women's Interracial Activism in South Carolina during and after World War II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049250
eISBN:
9780813050089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049250.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 2 focuses on the post–World War II years and the early years of the 1950s, specifically on the formation and activism of women’s organizations. Although the national organizations of the YWCA ... More


“Strength and Faith to Stand Together”: Civil rights Activism and South Carolina YWCAs

Cherisse Jones-Branch

in Crossing the Line: Women's Interracial Activism in South Carolina during and after World War II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049250
eISBN:
9780813050089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049250.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 4 considers black women and their organizations as they continued to focus on obtaining voting rights for African Americans and access to better schools for their children. It also considers ... More


Serving the College and the Nation YMCAs and YWCAs on Campus

Andrea L. Turpin

in A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion, and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704789
eISBN:
9781501706325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704789.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) and the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA). Their popularity sprang in part from the fact that college and university ... More


“Thank You for Your Help … Six Children Are Enough”: The Abortion Birth Control Referral Service

Jennifer Nelson

in More Than Medicine: A History of the Feminist Women's Health Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762776
eISBN:
9780814770894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762776.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter recounts the Seattle Women's Liberation movement effort—organized by feminists in the University of Washington YWCA—to ensure that women living in Seattle, and traveling to Seattle from ... More


The Bible Speaks to Labor

Elizabeth Fones-Wolf and Ken Fones-Wolf

in Struggle for the Soul of the Postwar South: White Evangelical Protestants and Operation Dixie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039034
eISBN:
9780252097003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039034.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on religious resources that the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) utilized to offer an alternative to Christian free enterprise and bring collective bargaining to the ... More


African American Youth in Harlem

Kevin McGruder

in Race and Real Estate: Conflict and Cooperation in Harlem, 1890-1920

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169141
eISBN:
9780231539258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169141.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the efforts of Harlem's African Americans residents to strengthen their community by providing guidance outside the family to African American children and young adults. ... More


Dictating with Dollars: Funding Equality for Working-Class Women

Joan Marie Johnson

in Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women's Movement, 1870-1967

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634692
eISBN:
9781469634715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634692.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Wealthy women’s understanding of financial independence and sisterhood are themes that are crucial to the ideas of women wealthy throughout the book. The Women’s Trade Union League (WTUL) largely ... More


Winnifred Wygal’s Flock: Same-Sex Desire and Christian Faith in the 1920s

Kathi Kern

in Devotions and Desires: Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the Twentieth-Century United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636269
eISBN:
9781469636276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636269.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter follows the life and personal relationships of Winnifred Wygal (1884–1972), a career Young Women’s Christian Association worker. Wygal forged an erotic life that challenged both the ... More


The Start of War

Yoosun Park

in Facilitating Injustice: The Complicity of Social Workers in the Forced Removal and Incarceration of Japanese Americans, 1941-1946

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780199765058
eISBN:
9780190081348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199765058.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Prior to the War, few social workers in the coastal states, including state and county welfare workers soon to be confronted with the massive task of facilitating the forced removal of an entire ... More


The Road to Armageddon

John W. Compton

in The End of Empathy: Why White Protestants Stopped Loving Their Neighbors

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190069186
eISBN:
9780190069216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069186.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the social and theological underpinnings of the large Protestant membership groups that helped build support for major Progressive Era reforms, including child labor ... More


Spiritual Recognition of Empire

Sarah Azaransky

in This Worldwide Struggle: Religion and the International Roots of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190262204
eISBN:
9780190262235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262204.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how international travel influenced a network of black Christian activists and intellectuals who developed theological and political responses to Jim Crow in the mid-1930s. ... More


Introduction: The Protestant Elite and National Salvation

Thomas H. Reilly

in Saving the Nation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190929503
eISBN:
9780190929534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190929503.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

While Protestants made up only a small percentage of China’s overall population, they were heavily represented in the urban elite, mostly due to the contribution of Protestant schools and colleges, ... More


Social Reform and the Campaign to Christianize the Economy

Thomas H. Reilly

in Saving the Nation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190929503
eISBN:
9780190929534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190929503.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

The Chinese Protestant elite supported the modernization and industrialization of the Chinese economy. Like the rest of the elite, they believed China needed to develop its economy to become a ... More


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