Seeing with Their Hearts Chicago Women and the Vision of the Good City, 1871-1933

ISBN-10: 0691095396
ISBN-13: 9780691095394
Edition: 2002
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 9/29/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

At the turn of the 20th century Chicago women articulated a City of Homes in which the welfare of residents would be the municipal government's principal purpose. This title traces the formation of this vision from the relief efforts following the Chicago fire of 1871.

List of Figures
List of Acronyms
Acknowledgments
Introduction
City of Big Shoulders or City of Homes?
Re-envisioning Urban History
Crafting The Vision
"The Whole Work has been Committed to the Hands of Women" Women Respond to the Fire of 1871
"Thoughtful Women Are Needed" Forming Groups and Forging Alliances
Expanding The Vision
"The First Thing Is to Create Public Sentiment and Then Express It at Every Opportunity" The Growth of Progressive Activism
"The Welfare of the Community Requires the Admission of Women to Full Citizenship" The Campaign for Municipal Suffrage, 1896-1912
"To Bring Together Women Interested in Promoting the Welfare of the City" The Expansion of Women's Municipal Work, 1910-16
Campaigning For The Vision
"I Do Not Think the Husband Will Influence the Wife's Vote in Municipal Affairs" Women as Voters and Potential Officeholders, 1913-19
"Looking Out for the Interests of the People" Municipal Activism through the 1920s
"I Am the Only Woman on Their Entire Ticket" The End of an Era
Conclusion Chicago Remains the City of Big Shoulders
Appendixes
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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