Women, Culture, and Community : Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880-1920Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997Description: 1 online resource (382 p.)ISBN: 9781601299598Subject(s): Middle class women | Middle class women - Texas - Galveston - History | Social action | Social problemsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women, Culture, and Community : Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880-1920DDC classification: 305.4/09764/139 LOC classification: HQ1439.G35 T87 1997ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Introduction: The Multiple Meanings of Culture, Community, Religion, and Reform; 1 Disaster Strikes the Island City; 2 Women, Culture, and the Church: Memorials, Cemeteries, and Music; 3 Church Programs: Sunday School, Bible Classes, and Women''s Societies; 4 "A Blessing upon Our Labors": Women''s Benevolent Societies and Poor Relief; 5 Benevolent Institutions and Their Lady Managers; 6 Women''s Clubs; 7 After the Storm: Women, Public Policy, and Power; 8 "The Interest Has Never Lagged": African American Women and the Black Community; 9 Women Organizing for the Vote
10 The YWCA and Wage-Earning WomenConclusion: Toward Progressive Women''s Communities; Appendix A: An Essay on Methodology; Notes; Index
In this work, Elizabeth Turner addresses a central question in post-Reconstruction social history: why did middle-class women expand their activities from the private to the public sphere and begin, in the years just before World War I, an unprecedented activism? Using Galveston as a case study, Turner examines how a generally conservative, traditional environment could produce important women''s organizations for Progressive reform. She concludes that the women of Galveston, though slow to respond to national movements, were stirred to action on behalf of their local community. Local organizations, particularly Episcopal and Presbyterian churches, and traditional everyday social activities provided a nurturing environment for budding reformers, and a foundation for activist organizations and programs such as poor relief and progressive reform. Ultimately, women became politicized even as they continued their roles as guardians of traditional domestic values. Women, Culture, and Community will appeal to scholars and students of the post-Reconstruction South, women''s history, activist history, and religious history.
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