Southern Women in the Progressive Era: A Reader 1611179254, 9781611179255

Riveting, revealing stories from women of all walks of southern life taking on the challenges of the Progressive Era. Fr

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Southern Women in the Progressive Era: A Reader
 1611179254, 9781611179255

Table of contents :
Cover
Southern Women in the Progressive Era
Title
Copyright
Contents
Founding Editor’s Preface
Foreword
Editorial Note
Introduction
PART ONE: ACTIVISTS IN THE MAKING
Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge (1866–1948): Memoirs of a Southern Feminist
Mary McLeod Bethune (1875–1955): Autobiography of an Educator and Civil Rights Activist
Mary Lee Cagle (1864–1955): Autobiography of an Evangelist Preacher
PART TWO: A N EW SOUTHERN WORKFORCE
Anthelia Holt (1861–1950): The Correspondence of a Textile Mill Worker
Henrietta Aiken Kelly (1844–1916): The Correspondence of a Special Field Agent
Florida’s First State Health Nurses (1914–1916): Reporting on a Service for Health
PART THREE: REGIONAL COMMENTATORS
Mary and Louisa Poppenheim (1866–1936; 1868–1957): The Keystone, Women’s Clubs, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy
Mary Johnston (1870–1936): The Suffrage Speeches of a Virginia Novelist
Corra White Harris (1869–1935): Essays on Women, Politics, and Southern Identity
Notes
Contributors
Index

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