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The Resource American women in the Progressive Era, 1900-1920, Dorothy Schneider & Carl J. Schneider

American women in the Progressive Era, 1900-1920, Dorothy Schneider & Carl J. Schneider

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American women in the Progressive Era, 1900-1920
Title
American women in the Progressive Era, 1900-1920
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Dorothy Schneider & Carl J. Schneider
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The period known as the Progressive Era, from 1900 to 1920, was one of radical change in America, particularly for women. The era saw the start and resolution of "the war to end war," the height of the temperance movement, and the heyday of muckraking journalism, and it culminated in the passage of the 19th Amendment, giving American women the right to vote. American Women in the Progressive Era ties together all of the movements, moods, and milestones of this exciting
  • period of change in America. It explores the role of American women in World War I, the labor movement, and the struggle to win the vote, and it describes how women of all ethnic and social backgrounds were affected by their changing roles in these and other areas. To read the story of American women in the first two decades of the 20th century is to explore a period of change, as massive immigration, industrialization, and urbanization transformed the country. It is to
  • learn of women coping with the changes so created, and of women themselves changing, moving more and more from the private to the public sphere. New labor-saving household devices freed women for paid or volunteer work outside their homes, and they began to see their responsibility to make not only their homes but also their communities, their states, even their nation fit places in which to live and raise children. In the process, millions of them discovered how much
  • they needed and wanted the vote. This book describes in words and in pictures what was happening in the domestic lives of ordinary women, in their working lives (in and out of their homes), and in the ways they were expanding their roles, during a period bright with hope for a brave new world and distinguished by cross-class cooperation among women all over the nation. Readers will enjoy this thoroughly researched, lively book on women and their startling range of
  • activities in the Progressive Era. American Women in the Progressive Era incorporates the words and experiences of individual women as found in biographies, diaries, letters, memoirs, and women's magazines from that period. The book brings alive a period of rich social history and provides the reader with a sense of what it was like for women at that time. The reference value of the book is enhanced by extensive source notes, a bibliography, and a complete index
  • Numerous historical photographs illustrate the text
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Schneider, Dorothy
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Schneider, Carl J
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  • Women
  • Women
  • Women's rights
  • Women
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
Label
American women in the Progressive Era, 1900-1920, Dorothy Schneider & Carl J. Schneider
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-269) and index
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volume
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nc
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Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Dawning of an Age of Hope and Glory. Times of Change and Challenge. The Good Old Days? The Progressive Dream. The Shifting Lives of Women -- Ch. 2. Women at Work: Housekeeping, Homemaking, and Mothering. The Help-Less Housewife. Joy Through Household Machinery? Who Cooks? Who Cleans? Who Babysits? Life-Styles of Housewives. Enter the Expert - Preaching. The Grace Notes: Home Decoration, Personal Care, Recreation -- Ch. 3. Women at Work: Outside the Home. Who Went Out to Work? Who Did What? Why Women Worked. Trends in Employment. The Work Experience: Farm Workers. The Work Experience: Factory Workers. Heaven Won't Protect the Working Girl. We Will! Union Now? Ever? "We Strike for Justice! We Don't Want to Waste Our Lives in Making Waists Only!" Counter Arguments. Pink Collars and Coffee Cups. Professional Women. On Their Own -- Ch. 4. Cleaning Up Society: Local, State, and National Housekeeping. The New Brooms. The Ladies of the Clubs. Womanpower Through Federation. New Business. An Organization for Every Purpose. The Settlement Movement -- Ch. 5. Black Women on the Move. What They Faced. Taking Charge. The Northward Migration. Lifting as They Climbed. Separate and Unequal. "We Specialize in the Wholly Impossible" Across the Boundaries -- Ch. 6. How Are You Going to Keep 'Em Down? A Sexual Revolution? The Oldest Profession. Social Purity. Sex and the New Woman. Just Say No. What Price Virtue? Hi-Diddle-E-Dee, the Married Life for Me. Companionate Marriage. Children: To Be Or Not to Be? Left to Their Own Devices. "Tell Jake to Sleep on the Roof" Brought to Bed -- Ch. 7. Votes for Women. The Red Rose. Who Needs the Vote? Pulling Together - And Apart: NAWSA. Campaigning State by State. Pulling Together - And Apart: The National Woman's Party. "Help Mrs. Catt Put Rat in Ratification" The Taste of Triumph -- Ch. 8. Women's War Against War. Men and Women, War and Peace. Women Pacifists to the Front. The International Congress of Women. The Peace Ship. Against the Odds. Aftermath -- Ch. 9. War Work: Not Just Tending to Their Knitting. War Fever. Volunteers for Uncle Sam - And for Humanity. Enforcing Purity. The American Way. New Jobs for Women. Binding Up the Wounds. To the Rescue -- Ch. 10. Legacy. Re-Forming America. Exercising Power. The Quality of Life
Control code
26096232
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9780816025138
Lccn
92022588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1504108
Label
American women in the Progressive Era, 1900-1920, Dorothy Schneider & Carl J. Schneider
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Dawning of an Age of Hope and Glory. Times of Change and Challenge. The Good Old Days? The Progressive Dream. The Shifting Lives of Women -- Ch. 2. Women at Work: Housekeeping, Homemaking, and Mothering. The Help-Less Housewife. Joy Through Household Machinery? Who Cooks? Who Cleans? Who Babysits? Life-Styles of Housewives. Enter the Expert - Preaching. The Grace Notes: Home Decoration, Personal Care, Recreation -- Ch. 3. Women at Work: Outside the Home. Who Went Out to Work? Who Did What? Why Women Worked. Trends in Employment. The Work Experience: Farm Workers. The Work Experience: Factory Workers. Heaven Won't Protect the Working Girl. We Will! Union Now? Ever? "We Strike for Justice! We Don't Want to Waste Our Lives in Making Waists Only!" Counter Arguments. Pink Collars and Coffee Cups. Professional Women. On Their Own -- Ch. 4. Cleaning Up Society: Local, State, and National Housekeeping. The New Brooms. The Ladies of the Clubs. Womanpower Through Federation. New Business. An Organization for Every Purpose. The Settlement Movement -- Ch. 5. Black Women on the Move. What They Faced. Taking Charge. The Northward Migration. Lifting as They Climbed. Separate and Unequal. "We Specialize in the Wholly Impossible" Across the Boundaries -- Ch. 6. How Are You Going to Keep 'Em Down? A Sexual Revolution? The Oldest Profession. Social Purity. Sex and the New Woman. Just Say No. What Price Virtue? Hi-Diddle-E-Dee, the Married Life for Me. Companionate Marriage. Children: To Be Or Not to Be? Left to Their Own Devices. "Tell Jake to Sleep on the Roof" Brought to Bed -- Ch. 7. Votes for Women. The Red Rose. Who Needs the Vote? Pulling Together - And Apart: NAWSA. Campaigning State by State. Pulling Together - And Apart: The National Woman's Party. "Help Mrs. Catt Put Rat in Ratification" The Taste of Triumph -- Ch. 8. Women's War Against War. Men and Women, War and Peace. Women Pacifists to the Front. The International Congress of Women. The Peace Ship. Against the Odds. Aftermath -- Ch. 9. War Work: Not Just Tending to Their Knitting. War Fever. Volunteers for Uncle Sam - And for Humanity. Enforcing Purity. The American Way. New Jobs for Women. Binding Up the Wounds. To the Rescue -- Ch. 10. Legacy. Re-Forming America. Exercising Power. The Quality of Life
Control code
26096232
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9780816025138
Lccn
92022588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1504108

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