The Resource The new woman in Alabama : social reforms, and suffrage, 1890-1920, Mary Martha Thomas

The new woman in Alabama : social reforms, and suffrage, 1890-1920, Mary Martha Thomas

Label
The new woman in Alabama : social reforms, and suffrage, 1890-1920
Title
The new woman in Alabama
Title remainder
social reforms, and suffrage, 1890-1920
Statement of responsibility
Mary Martha Thomas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Women seeking validation for their roles as homemakers and mothers demanded a hearing in the political arena for issues that affected them and their families. In the process they began to erase the line between the public world of men and the private world of women. These were the New Women who tackled the problems created by the rapid industrialization and urbanization of the New South. By 1920 Alabama women had created new public spaces for themselves in these voluntary associations. As a consequence of their involvement in reform crusades, the women's club movement, and the campaign for woman suffrage, women were no longer passive and dependent. They were willing and able to be rightful participants. Thomas's book is the first of its kind to focus on the reform activities of women during the Progressive Era and the first to consider the southern woman and all the organizations of middle-class black and white women in the South and particularly in Alabama. It is also the first to explore the drive of Alabama women to obtain the vote
  • Between 1890 and 1920 middle-class white and black Alabama women created a large number of clubs and organizations that took them out of the home and provided them with roles in the public sphere. Beginning with the Alabama Woman's Christian Temperance Union in the 1880s and followed by the Alabama Federation of Women's Clubs and the Alabama Federation of Colored Women's Clubs in the 1890s, women spearheaded the drive to eliminate child labor, worked to improve the educational system, up-graded the jails and prisons, and created reform schools for both boys and girls. Suffrage was also an item on the Progressive agenda. After a brief surge of activity during the 1890s, the suffrage drive lay dormant until 1912, when women created the Alabama Equal Suffrage Association. During their campaigns in 1915 and 1919 to persuade the legislature to enfranchise women, the leaders learned the art of politics--how to educate, organize, lobby, and count votes
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
324/.082
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1236.5.U6
LC item number
T49 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The new woman in Alabama : social reforms, and suffrage, 1890-1920, Mary Martha Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-262) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Temperance unions, 1882-1915 -- White women's clubs, 1890-1915 -- Black women's clubs, 1890-1920 -- Club women and child labor, 1903-1919 -- The suffrage associations of the 1890s -- Re-creation of the suffrage associations, 1910-1914 -- Campaign for a state amendment, 1914-1915 -- Final years of the suffrage drive, 1916-1919 -- Alabama women in the 1920s
Control code
ocm44955979
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 269 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585201139
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36630366
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44955979
  • ebscoaca0585201137
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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