Hope and Danger in the New South City Working-Class Women and Urban Development in Atlanta, 1890-1940

ISBN-10: 0820327727

ISBN-13: 9780820327723

Edition: 2003

Authors: Georgina Hickey
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Description: For Atlanta, the early decades of the twentieth century brought chaotic economic and demographic growth. Women--black and white--emerged as a visible new component of the city's population. As maids and cooks, secretaries and factory workers, these women served the "better classes" in their homes and businesses. They were enthusiastic patrons of the city's new commercial amusements and mothers of Atlanta's burgeoning working classes. In response to women's growing public presence, Atlanta's boosters, politicians, and reformers created a set of images that attempted to define the lives and contributions of working women. Through these images, city residents expressed ambivalence toward Atlanta's growth, which, although welcome, threatened established racial and gender hierarchies. Using newspapers, municipal documents, government investigations, organizational records, oral histories, and photographic evidence, Hope and Danger in the New South City relates the experience of working-class women--as community members, activists, pleasure seekers, and consumers of social services--to the process of urban development.

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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 9/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Rising, Ever Rising
Laboring Women, Real and Imagined
Public Space and Leisure Time
Class, Community, and Welfare
Physical and Moral Health
Political Alignments and Citizenship Rights
The Transitional Twenties
The Forgotten Man Remembered
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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