Biography & Autobiography

Caroline Bartlett Crane and Progressive Reform

Social Housekeeping as Sociology

Author: Linda J. Rynbrandt

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815329824

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

A suppressed history of social reform, 1880-1920

Author: Oakley, Ann

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447332601

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 8648

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

Unitarian Universalist Women and Social Reform, 1776-1936

Author: Dorothy May Emerson,June Edwards,Helene Knox

Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

ISBN: 9781558963801

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

A Reference Guide with Primary Documents

Author: Chris J. Magoc

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313322082

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 2418

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

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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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

ISBN: 0252030249

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

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 4954

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

Mira Lloyd Dock and the Progressive Era Conservation Movement

Author: Susan Rimby

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271068949

Category: History

Page: 224

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For her time, Mira Lloyd Dock was an exceptional woman: a university-trained botanist, lecturer, women’s club leader, activist in the City Beautiful movement, and public official—the first woman to be appointed to Pennsylvania’s state government. In her twelve years on the Pennsylvania Forest Commission, she allied with the likes of J. T. Rothrock, Gifford Pinchot, and Dietrich Brandis to help bring about a new era in American forestry. She was also an integral force in founding and fostering the Pennsylvania State Forest Academy in Mont Alto, which produced generations of Pennsylvania foresters before becoming Penn State's Mont Alto campus. Though much has been written about her male counterparts, Mira Lloyd Dock and the Progressive Era Conservation Movement is the first book dedicated to Mira Lloyd Dock and her work. Susan Rimby weaves these layers of Dock’s story together with the greater historical context of the era to create a vivid and accessible picture of Progressive Era conservation in the eastern United States and Dock’s important role and legacy in that movement.

Michigan perspectives

people, events, and issues

Author: Alan Scouler Brown,John T. Houdek,John H. Yzenbaard

Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company


Category: History

Page: 288

View: 6243

Biography & Autobiography

A just verdict

the life of Caroline Bartlett Crane

Author: O'Ryan Rickard

Publisher: New Issues Poetry & Prose


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 267

View: 2191


Progressive reform

a guide to information sources

Author: John D. Buenker,Nicholas C. Burckel

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning


Category: History

Page: 366

View: 6171

Social Science

Women in World History

A Biographical Encyclopedia

Author: Anne Commire,Deborah Klezmer

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787640637

Category: Social Science

Page: 920

View: 746

"Locating information on women is difficult and the editors have done a fine job assembling and publishing information extant on individual women from many nations both living and dead. Because in some cases only birth, marriage, children, and death dates are known, the 10,000 articles vary in length according to the subject. If you haven't been able to answer reference questions on women, you need this set."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.

Michigan History

Author: George Newman Fuller,Lewis Beeson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Michigan

Page: N.A

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