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Relations of Rescue: The Search for Female Moral Authority in the American West, 1874-1939

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In this study of late nineteenth-century moral reform, Peggy Pascoe examines four specific cases--a home for Chinese prostitutes in San Francisco, California; a home for polygamous Mormon women in Salt Lake City, Utah; a home for unmarried mothers in Denver, Colorado; and a program for American Indians on the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska--to tell the story of the women who established missionary rescue homes for women in the American West. Focusing on two sets of relationships--those between women reformers and their male opponents, and those between women reformers and the various groups of women they sought to shelter--Pascoe traces the gender relations that framed the reformers' search for female moral authority, analyzes the interaction between women reformers and the women who entered the rescue homes, and raises provocative questions about historians' understanding of the dynamics of social feminism, social control, and intercultural relations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199729258
Subtitle:
The Search for Female Moral Authority in the American West, 1874-1939
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
Peggy Pascoe
Author:
Pascoe, Peggy
Subject:
History - American
Subject:
History, American | 1900-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Feminist Studies-Sex and Power
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19930311
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
328

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History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » US History » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Western Religions » Mysticism

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