The Resource The origins of women's activism : New York and Boston, 1797-1840, Anne M. Boylan

The origins of women's activism : New York and Boston, 1797-1840, Anne M. Boylan

Label
The origins of women's activism : New York and Boston, 1797-1840
Title
The origins of women's activism
Title remainder
New York and Boston, 1797-1840
Statement of responsibility
Anne M. Boylan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tracing the deep roots of women's activism in America, Anne Boylan explores the flourishing of women's volunteer associations in the decades following the Revolution. She examines the entire spectrum of early nineteenth-century women's groups--Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, African American and white middle and working class--to illuminate the ways in which race, religion, and class could bring women together in pursuit of common goals or drive them apart. Boylan interweaves analyses of more than seventy organizations in New York and Boston with the stories of the women who founded and led them. In so doing, she provides a new understanding of how these groups actually worked and how women's associations, especially those with evangelical Protestant leanings, helped define the gender system of the new republic. She also demonstrates as never before how women in leadership positions combined volunteer work with their family responsibilities, how they raised and invested the money their organizations needed, and how they gained and used political influence in an era when women's citizenship rights were tightly circumscribed
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
305.4/06/073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1904
LC item number
.B69 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The origins of women's activism : New York and Boston, 1797-1840, Anne M. Boylan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-329) and index
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  • 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
Patterns of organization -- Domesticity and organizational work -- Portraits of women organizers -- Politics -- Economies. Appendices. Women's organizations -- Tables: Religious affiliations of officers in selected organizations -- Membership in organizational networks -- Patterns of leadership -- Occupations of household heads among leaders of selected organizations -- Percentages of married and single officers in selected organizations -- Distribution of ages at which women joined selected organizations, 1797-1840 -- Percentage of officers in selected organizations under age 40 at time of joining and median ages of officers and founders -- Number of organizational affiliations per married woman by number of children borne -- Creation of male advisory boards -- Women leaders' connections to the world of print -- Yearly budgets of selected women's organizations -- Sample annual budgets of organizations -- Number of annual subscribers and subscription income in selected organizations -- Creation of organizations' permanent funds and growth of Boston Female Asylum permanent fund
Control code
ocm53875118
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 343 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807827307
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b35586916
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)53875118
  • pebcs0807827304

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