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Relations of Rescue The Search for Female Moral Authority in the American West, 1874-1939

ISBN-10: 0195084306

ISBN-13: 9780195084306

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Peggy Pascoe

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In this study of late nineteenth-century moral reform, Peggy Pascoe examines four specific cases--a home for Chinese prostitutes in San Francisco, California; a home for polygamous Mormon women in Salt Lake City, Utah; a home for unmarried mothers in Denver, Colorado; and a program for American Indians on the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska--to tell the story of the women who established missionary rescue homes for women in the American West. Focusing on two sets ofrelationships--those between women reformers and their male opponents, and those between women reformers and the various groups of women they sought to shelter--Pascoe traces the gender relations that framed the reformers' search for female moral authority, analyzes the interaction between women reformers and thewomen who entered the rescue homes, and raises provocative questions about historians' understanding of the dynamics of social feminism, social control, and intercultural relations.
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Book details

List price: $59.00
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/11/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946

Peggy Pascoe is Beekman Professor of Northwest and Pacific History at the University of Oregon.

Acknowledgments
Introduction The Search for Female Moral Authority
Institutional Origins
The Ideology of Female Moral Authority, 1874-1900
Some Women's Culture and Other Women's Needs: Motivations, Maternalism, and the Language of Gratitude
Home Mission Women, Race, and Culture: the Case of """"Native Helpers""""
Homes outside the Rescue Homes
The Crisis of Victorian Female Moral Authority, 1890-1939
Epilogue: A Legacy to Ponder: Female Moral Authority and Contemporary Women's Culture
Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index