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Making Waves: Female Activists in Twentieth-Century Florida

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Synopsis:

"These essays lift up the lives of outstanding Florida women who helped shape the course of 20th-century Florida."--James B. Crooks, University of North Florida

From Ruth Bryan Owen, Florida's first congresswoman, and Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman College, to Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, the first chairwoman of the Seminole Tribe, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas, champion of the Everglades, <i>Making Waves</i> examines the lives and works of women activists who made a significant impact on Florida in the last century.

This collection enriches our understanding of the history of modern Florida and the role women played in it. To a degree greater than any other southern state in the 20th century, Florida experienced dramatic economic, political, social, and environmental challenges, and Florida's women were in the forefront of the great social and political responses to those challenges. These 13 essays describe the contributions made by women in urban renewal, civil liberties, civil rights, child welfare, labor unions, education, environmental protection, rural extension work, and women's liberation.

By illuminating the involvement of the state's women in many of these fundamental issues, <i>Making Waves</i> provides a long-overdue chapter in Florida history. It will also contribute to the advancement of the study of women's history by examining women's activism in a variety of contexts and illustrating how this activism was often circumscribed by class and racial bias.

Jack E. Davis is associate professor of history and director of environmental studies at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Kari Frederickson is assistant professor of history at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813027678
Editor:
Davis, Jack E.
Editor:
Frederickson, Kari
Editor:
FREDERICKSON, KARI; DAVIS, JACK EMERSON
Editor:
Davis, Jack E.
Editor:
Frederickson, Kari
Author:
Frederickson, Kari
Author:
DAVIS, JACK EMERSON
Author:
Davis, Jack E.
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Florida History and Culture
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Notes, references, index.
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » World History » General

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"These essays lift up the lives of outstanding Florida women who helped shape the course of 20th-century Florida."--James B. Crooks, University of North Florida

From Ruth Bryan Owen, Florida's first congresswoman, and Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman College, to Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, the first chairwoman of the Seminole Tribe, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas, champion of the Everglades, <i>Making Waves</i> examines the lives and works of women activists who made a significant impact on Florida in the last century.

This collection enriches our understanding of the history of modern Florida and the role women played in it. To a degree greater than any other southern state in the 20th century, Florida experienced dramatic economic, political, social, and environmental challenges, and Florida's women were in the forefront of the great social and political responses to those challenges. These 13 essays describe the contributions made by women in urban renewal, civil liberties, civil rights, child welfare, labor unions, education, environmental protection, rural extension work, and women's liberation.

By illuminating the involvement of the state's women in many of these fundamental issues, <i>Making Waves</i> provides a long-overdue chapter in Florida history. It will also contribute to the advancement of the study of women's history by examining women's activism in a variety of contexts and illustrating how this activism was often circumscribed by class and racial bias.

Jack E. Davis is associate professor of history and director of environmental studies at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Kari Frederickson is assistant professor of history at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

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