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 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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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|