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Christian Sisterhood, Race Relations, and the YWCA, 1906-46 (Women in American History)

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As the major national biracial women's organization, the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) provided a unique venue for women to respond to American race relations during the first half of the twentieth century. In Christian Sisterhood, Race Relations, and the YWCA, 1906-46, Nancy Marie Robertson shows how women of both races employed different understandings of andquot;Christian sisterhoodandquot; in their responses. Although the YWCA was segregated at the local level, African American women were able to effectively challenge white women over YWCA racial policies and practices. Robertson argues that from 1906 through 1946, many white women in the association went from seeing segregation as compatible with Christianity and democracy to regarding it as a contradiction of those values. These struggles laid the groundwork for the subsequent civil rights movement. Her analysis relies not only on a large body of records documenting YWCA women at the national and local levels, but also on autobiographical accounts and personal papers from women associated with the YWCA, including Dorothy Height, Lugenia Burns Hope, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, and Lillian Smith.

A volume in the series Women in American History, edited by Anne Firor Scott, Susan Armitage, Susan K. Cahn, and Deborah Gray White

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Nancy Marie Robertson is an associate professor of history and philanthropic studies at Indiana Universityandndash;Purdue University Indianapolis, where she also directs the women's studies program.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780252031939
Author:
Robertson, Nancy Marie
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Editor:
Scott, Anne Firor
Editor:
Armitage, Susan
Author:
Robertson, Nancy
Subject:
Nonprofit Organizations & Charities
Subject:
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
Christian women -- Religious life.
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
Women in American History
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 black and white photograph
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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