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Introduction

Catherine Clinton

in Sisterly Networks: Fifty Years of Southern Women’s Histories

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066615
eISBN:
9780813058764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066615.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The movers and shakers of women’s history during second-wave feminism and particularly the women who in 1970 founded the Southern Association of Women Historians (named changed to Southern ... More


A Place Where Women Can Feel Valued, or Why Academic Professional Associations Matter, Especially for Women

Melissa Walker

in Sisterly Networks: Fifty Years of Southern Women's Histories

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066615
eISBN:
9780813058764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066615.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Southern Association for Women Historians provided a place where female historians felt validated and emboldened. By providing this space over the past five decades, the SAWH has done two ... More


Into the Pulpit: Southern Baptist Women and Power since World War II

Elizabeth H. Flowers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835340
eISBN:
9781469601823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869987_flowers
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The debate over women's roles in the Southern Baptist Convention's conservative ascendance is often seen as secondary to theological and biblical concerns. This book argues, however, that for both ... More


Clio's Daughters Southern Colonial Women and Their Historians

Carol Berkin

in The Devil's Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112436
eISBN:
9780199854271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112436.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter reconstructs the lives of southern colonial women in order to understand the relationship between race and gender. It notes that the scholarship on southern colonial women forces a ... More


A Tour of Reconstruction: Travel Letters of 1875

Anna Dickinson

J. Matthew Gallman, (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134246
eISBN:
9780813135946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134246.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

During the Civil War, public speaker Anna Elizabeth Dickinson became a national sensation, lecturing on abolitionism, women's rights, and the Union war effort. After the war she remained one of the ... More


Present at the Birth of a New History: A Southern Midwives’ Tale

Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore

in Sisterly Networks: Fifty Years of Southern Women's Histories

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066615
eISBN:
9780813058764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066615.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Southern Association for Women Historians, has had two missions since its founding in 1970: to support women historians and to promote women’s history. From the beginning, it was an inclusive and ... More


A Rattlesnake in the House: The Beginning of the controversy

Elizabeth H. Flowers

in Into the Pulpit: Southern Baptist Women and Power since World War II

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835340
eISBN:
9781469601823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869987_flowers.7
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

At the conclusion of the 1978 Consultation on Women in Church-Related Vocations, women felt hope for their future in ordained ministry as the Woman's Missionary Union was coming to their side and the ... More


Sisterly Networks: Fifty Years of Southern Women's Histories

Catherine Clinton (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066615
eISBN:
9780813058764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066615.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Tracing the development of the field of southern women’s history over the past half century, Sisterly Networks shows how pioneering feminists laid the foundation for a strong community of sister ... More


Gracious Submission: Southern Baptist Women and the Family

Susan M. Shaw

in God Speaks to Us, Too: Southern Baptist Women on Church, Home, and Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124766
eISBN:
9780813135083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124766.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses Southern Baptist women and domesticity, which became important during the 1950s. By the 1960s however, the women's movement challenged the idealized notions of family and ... More


Casseroles and Covered Dishes: Southern Baptist Women, Hospitality, and Friendship

Susan M. Shaw

in God Speaks to Us, Too: Southern Baptist Women on Church, Home, and Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124766
eISBN:
9780813135083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124766.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the role of casserole dishes in Southern Baptist life, focusing mostly on the hospitality and friendship shown among Southern Baptist women. Casseroles have become embedded in ... More


Unlikely Dissenters: White Southern Women in the Fight for Racial Justice, 1920-1970

Anne Stefani

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060767
eISBN:
9780813051260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060767.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book studies the experiences and evolution of a significant number of white southern women who confronted white supremacy in the South between the 1920s and the 1960s. For white women reformers, ... More


Jezebels and Rebels, Cavaliers and Compromise, 1930–1939

J.E. Smyth

in Reconstructing American Historical Cinema: From Cimarron to Citizen Kane

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124063
eISBN:
9780813134765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124063.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the historical films produced in Hollywood during the period from 1930 to 1939 which focused on the American Civil War and the Reconstruction. The most notable of these types of ... More


A Peculiar Brand of Feminism

Anne Stefani

in Unlikely Dissenters: White Southern Women in the Fight for Racial Justice, 1920-1970

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060767
eISBN:
9780813051260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060767.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The final chapter discusses the persistent distinctiveness of white southern women in American society and culture in the late 1960s. Although the white women who participated in the civil rights ... More


I Am Woman: Southern Baptist Women and Feminism

Susan M. Shaw

in God Speaks to Us, Too: Southern Baptist Women on Church, Home, and Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124766
eISBN:
9780813135083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124766.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses feminism and Southern Baptist women. It is shown that these women feel conflicted about the issue of feminism: some are proudly feminist, while others are adamant that they are ... More


Before Brown: Southern Lady Activism

Anne Stefani

in Unlikely Dissenters: White Southern Women in the Fight for Racial Justice, 1920-1970

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060767
eISBN:
9780813051260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060767.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the first generation dealt with in the book, mainly represented by churchwomen's groups, the YWCA, the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching, and League ... More


Beyond Heroines and Girl Strikers: Gender and Organized Labor in the 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/9780813036038.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines representations of southern women within labor history. For many generations, southern labor history focused on two primary groups of women: “heroines,” individual women who ... More


Belles, Guls, and Country Boys

Zandria F. Robinson

in This Ain't Chicago: Race, Class, and Regional Identity in the Post-Soul South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614229
eISBN:
9781469614243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614229.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores black folks' varied performances of gender and understanding of gendered roles and behaviors. While black feminist research has thoroughly analyzed the complicated sets of ... More


Competent before God: Southern Baptist Women and Soul Competency

Susan M. Shaw

in God Speaks to Us, Too: Southern Baptist Women on Church, Home, and Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124766
eISBN:
9780813135083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124766.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses soul competency, which claims that the individual can know and deal directly with God. At the root of Baptist identity is the notion that each person can go directly to God ... More


Meeting Woman-to-Woman: The Real Work for Change

Debbie Z. Harwell

in Wednesdays in Mississippi: Proper Ladies Working for Radical Change, Freedom Summer 1964

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460957
eISBN:
9781626740556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460957.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter Five centers on how the white team members exploited their gender, age, and class as an entrée to meet with the southern women for coffee and conversation, arguing that WIMS conducted its ... More


Introduction: The “Contradictory” Legacy of Corra Harris

Catherine Oglesby

in Corra Harris and the Divided Mind of the New South

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032474
eISBN:
9780813038728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032474.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Corra Harris was the most widely published and one of the most nationally popular woman writers in the United States during the twentieth century. Critics during her day and since have had a ... More


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