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Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880-1920

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Why in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries did middle- and upper-class southern women-black and white-advance from the private worlds of home and family into public life, eventually transforming the cultural and political landscape of their community? Using Galveston as a case study, Elizabeth Hayes Turner asks who where the women who became activists and eventually led to progressive reforms and the women sufferage movement. Turner discovers that a majority of them came from particular congregations, but class status had as much to do with reofrm as did religious motivation.

The Hurricane of 1900, disfranchisement of black voters, and the creation of city commission government gave white women the leverage they needed to fight for a women's agenda for the city. Meanwhile, African American women, who were excluded from open civic association with whites, created their own organizations, implemented their own goals, and turned their energies to resisting and alleviating the numbing effects of racism. Separately white and black women created their own activist communities. Together, however, they changed the face of this New South city.

Based on an exhaustive database of membership in community organizations compiled by the author from local archives, Women, Culture, and Community will appeal to students of race relations in the post-Reconstruction South, women's history, and religious history.

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Using Galveston as a case study, Elizabeth Hayes Turner examines how a generally conservative, traditional environment could produce important women's organizations for Progressive reform through churches and everyday social. Ultimately, women became politicized even as they continued their roles as guardians of traditional domestic values. Photos.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-360) and index.

About the Author

Elizabeth Hayes Turner is Associate Professor of History at the University of Houston-Downtown. She is currently Visiting Managing Editor of the Journal of Southern History.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195119381
Author:
Turner, Elizabeth H.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Turner, Elizabeth Hayes
Author:
null, Elizabeth Hayes
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
History, American | Cultural
Subject:
History, World | Middle Eastern
Subject:
Galveston (Tex.) History.
Subject:
Middle class women - Texas - Galveston -
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Edition Number:
2
Series Volume:
no. 97-1
Publication Date:
19971231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
27 halftones
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6.1 x 1 in 1.15 lb

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