Biography & Autobiography

Caroline Bartlett Crane and Progressive Reform

Author: Linda J. Rynbrandt

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Popularly known as America's Housekeeper for her social work and as a pioneer for women's inclusion in public affairs, Caroline Bartlett Crane (1858-1935) was active in many aspects of Progressive Era social reform. This volume, written by a sociologist whose background is not provided, analyzes t
Social Science

Women, peace and welfare

Author: Oakley, Ann

Publisher: Policy Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Between 1880 and 1920 many women researched the conditions of social and economic life in Western countries. They were driven by a vision of a society based on welfare and altruism, rather than warfare and competition. Ann Oakley, a leading sociologist, undertook extensive research to uncover this previously hidden cast of forgotten characters. She uses the women’s stories to bring together the histories of social reform, social science, welfare and pacifism. Her fascinating account reveals how their efforts, connected through thriving transnational networks, lie behind many features of modern welfare states and reminds us of their powerful vision of a more humane way of living – a vision that remains relevant today.

Standing Before Us

Author: Dorothy May Emerson

Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations


Category: Religion

Page: 615

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Letters, essays, stories, speeches and poems by women who were social reformers from 1776 to 1936.

Environmental Issues in American History

Author: Chris J. Magoc

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: History

Page: 328

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Uses textual analysis, primary source documents, and an issues-centered approach to introduce American environmental history,

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall



Category: Sociology


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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Next to Godliness: Confronting Dirt and Despair in Progressive Era New York City

Author: Daniel Eli Burnstein

Publisher: University of Illinois Press


Category: History

Page: 200

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To many Progressive Era reformers, the extent of street cleanliness was an important gauge for determining whether a city was providing the conditions necessary for impoverished immigrants to attain a state of "decency"--a level of individual well-being and morality that would help ensure a healthy and orderly city. Daniel Eli Burnstein's study examines prominent street sanitation issues in Progressive Era New York City--ranging from garbage strikes to "juvenile cleaning leagues"--to explore how middle-class reformers amassed a cross-class and cross-ethnic base of support for social reform measures to a degree greater than in practically any other period of prosperity in U.S. history. The struggle for enhanced civic sanitation serves as a window for viewing Progressive Era social reformers' attitudes, particularly their emphasis on mutual obligations between the haves and have-nots, and their recognition of the role of negative social and physical conditions in influencing individual behaviors.
United States

America, History and Life

Author: Eric H. Boehm



Category: United States


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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.