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“A Blessing upon Our Labors”: Women's Benevolent Societies and Poor Relief

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/9780195086881.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the women who joined benevolent societies and how they acted and moved among the suffering and the destitute. The women never lost their patronizing air, nor did they openly ... More


Politics, Citizenship, and Association

Kevin Butterfield

in The Making of Tocqueville'S America: Law and Association in the Early United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226297088
eISBN:
9780226297118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297118.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter will examine an important and revealing refrain in the political debates of the 1790s and the first decade of the nineteenth century, when the first party debates between Federalists and ... More


A Common Law of Membership

Kevin Butterfield

in The Making of Tocqueville'S America: Law and Association in the Early United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226297088
eISBN:
9780226297118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297118.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter will show how the Anglo-American legal culture of the early United States gave a particular shape and bent to the associational landscape that the first generations of American citizens ... More


The Business of Benevolence

John Fea

in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190253066
eISBN:
9780190253097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

This chapter situates the American Bible Society in the larger history of benevolent societies in early nineteenth-century America. In the year prior to the Civil War, American evangelicals made ... More


Stepping Up and Out: White Women in the Church, 1800–1820

Kyle T. Bulthuis

in Four Steeples over the City Streets: Religion and Society in New York's Early Republic Congregations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479814275
eISBN:
9781479894178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479814275.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores the place of women in the churches in the growing city. Women constituted a numerical majority in each congregation. After 1800, wealthy women quietly entered the public sphere. ... More


Patriotic Ladies of the South: Virginia Women in the Confederacy

Caroline E. Janney

in Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies' Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831762
eISBN:
9781469602226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882702_janney.5
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the deep loyalty of the Commonwealth's women to the Confederate nation, which had profound implications for individual Virginia women as well as for their organizations and ... More


Gendering Race in the Church: Black Male Benevolence, 1800–1820

Kyle T. Bulthuis

in Four Steeples over the City Streets: Religion and Society in New York's Early Republic Congregations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479814275
eISBN:
9781479894178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479814275.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explains the intersections of gender with race in church life. In the larger society, slavery, poverty, and menial status meant that black men risked being labeled feminine and without ... More


A Bible for Every American Family

John Fea

in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190253066
eISBN:
9780190253097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

This chapter traces the American Bible Society’s (ABS) first General Supply, an attempt to bring a copy of the Bible to every family in America between 1829 and 1832. This was an unprecedented effort ... More


Family, Church, Community: Pillars of the Black Underground Railroad Movement

Cheryl Janifer LaRoche

in Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad: The Geography of Resistance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038044
eISBN:
9780252095894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038044.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the roles played by family, church, and community in the Black Underground Railroad movement. By mapping Black settlements, it clarifies and exposes the relationship between ... More


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