Women and Gender in the New South, 1865-1945

ISBN-10: 088295265X

ISBN-13: 9780882952659

Edition: 2009

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In every age and in every culture there have been women who challenged the prevailing gender prescriptions and struck a nerve, resulting in waves of either change or repression. In this book Elizabeth Hayes Turner draws on a multiplicity of sources part of the great outpouring of works in the field of women s history that has emerged in the past 40 years to bring together in one volume the history of conservative, moderate, and even radical women's groups. The book demonstrates how women and men from different racial and economic backgrounds not only weathered but also shaped the political and cultural landscape of the New South. Employing women's history, gender analysis, and race and class studies, the book shapes this accumulated scholarship into an interpretative overlay that takes southern women and men from the ravages of one war to the opportunities of another.
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/16/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 271
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction: Women and Families in the Civil War Era
War’s End
Women, Gender, and Race in Reconstructing the South
Reconstructing the South
African American Families after the War
White Families after the War
Farming among African Americans
Women’s Invisible Household Economy
African American Women and Paid Work
White Farming Families and Women’s Work
From Family Farm to Mill and Village
Gender and Race in the Coal Fields of Alabama, 1878-1908
Gender, Race, and the Construction of White Supremacy
Creating the Lost Cause
Educating the New Generation
Changes in Whites’ Attitudes
The Gendered Origins of Disfranchisement
The Success of the Populist Party and its Aftermath
Lynching for Southern Womanhood
Prelude to Reform in the South
Religion and New Roles for Women
Relief and benevolent Institutions
Temperance and Prohibition
The Farmers’ Alliances and Women’s Education
The Women’s Club Movement
Southern Women and the Progressive Spirit
Southern Progressivism
Women and Municipal Housekeeping
Progressive Reform at the State Level
Reform of the Penal System
Educating the Children of the South
Women and Labor Reform
Health Reform and Eugenics
Gender and Legal Reform
Women and Politics in the South
The Strategic South in the Woman Suffrage Movement
First-Generation Woman Suffragists, 1890-1910
Second-Generation Woman Suffragists, 1910-1920
African American Women Organize for the Vote
World War I
Ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment
The New Woman in Politics
Gender, Race, and the “Modern” Decades
The Thoroughly Modern Southern Woman
Southern Music: The Gendered Art
Women Writers and Southern Literature
Re-creating a White Man’s South
Black Southerners and the Great Migration
Interracial Beginnings and the Anti-Lynching Campaign
The Great Depression, and the New Deal
The Depression Comes Early to the South
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal
The New Deal in the South
Down on the Farm
Women, Textiles, and the NRA
Bubbling Radicalism
Epilogue: Southern Women and World War II
Bibliographical Essay
Index
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