Relations of Rescue The Search for Female Moral Authority in the American West, 1874-1939
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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…
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/11/1993
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Peggy Pascoe is Beekman Professor of Northwest and Pacific History at the University of Oregon.
|Introduction The Search for Female Moral Authority|
|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|