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The Resource Battling Miss Bolsheviki : the origins of female conservatism in the United States, Kirsten Marie Delegard, (electronic book)

Battling Miss Bolsheviki : the origins of female conservatism in the United States, Kirsten Marie Delegard, (electronic book)

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Battling Miss Bolsheviki : the origins of female conservatism in the United States
Title
Battling Miss Bolsheviki
Title remainder
the origins of female conservatism in the United States
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Kirsten Marie Delegard
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Language
eng
Summary
Why did the political authority of well-respected female reformers diminish after women won the vote? In Battling Miss Bolsheviki Kirsten Marie Delegard argues that they were undercut during the 1920s by women conservatives who spent the first decade of female suffrage linking these reformers to radical revolutions that were raging in other parts of the world. In the decades leading up to the Nineteenth Amendment, women activists had enjoyed great success as reformers, creating a political subculture with settlement houses and women's clubs as its cornerstones. Female volunteers piloted welfare programs as philanthropic ventures and used their organizations to pressure state, local, and national governments to assume responsibility for these programs. These female activists perceived their efforts as selfless missions necessary for the protection of their homes, families, and children. In seeking to fulfill their "maternal" responsibilities, progressive women fundamentally altered the scope of the American state, recasting the welfare of mothers and children as an issue for public policy. At the same time, they carved out a new niche for women in the public sphere, allowing female activists to become respected authorities on questions of social welfare. Yet in the aftermath of the suffrage amendment, the influence of women reformers plummeted and the new social order once envisioned by progressives appeared only more remote. Battling Miss Bolsheviki chronicles the ways women conservatives laid siege to this world of female reform, placing once-respected reformers beyond the pale of political respectability and forcing most women's clubs to jettison advocacy for social welfare measures. Overlooked by historians, these new activists turned the Daughters of the American Revolution and the American Legion Auxiliary into vehicles for conservative political activism. Inspired by their twin desires to fulfill their new duties as voting citizens and prevent North American Bolsheviks from duplicating the success their comrades had enjoyed in Russia, they created a new political subculture for women activists. In a compelling narrative, Delegard reveals how the antiradicalism movement reshaped the terrain of women's politics, analyzing its enduring legacy for all female activists for the rest of the twentieth century and beyond
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CN8ML
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Delegard, Kirsten
Dewey number
305.420973/09045
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
HQ1236.5.U6
LC item number
D45 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Conservatism
  • Women
  • United States
Label
Battling Miss Bolsheviki : the origins of female conservatism in the United States, Kirsten Marie Delegard, (electronic book)
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Publication
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Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 6. The Legacy of Female Antiradicalism
  • Epilogue: From Antiradicalism to Anticommunism
  • Acronyms for Archival Sources
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. The Birth of "Miss Bolsheviki": Women, Gender, and the Red Scare
  • Chapter 2. The Origins of the Spider Web Chart: Women and the Construction of the Bolshevik Threat
  • Chapter 3. "It Takes Women to Fight Women": The Emergence of Female Antiradicalism
  • Chapter 4. Stopping the "Revolution by Legislation": Antiradicals Unite Against Social Welfare Reform
  • Chapter 5. The "Red Menace" Roils the Grass Roots: The Conservative Insurgency Reshapes Women’s Organizations
Control code
ocn809317681
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (320 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812207163
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812207163
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Specific material designation
remote
Label
Battling Miss Bolsheviki : the origins of female conservatism in the United States, Kirsten Marie Delegard, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
OldControl:muse9780812207163
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 6. The Legacy of Female Antiradicalism
  • Epilogue: From Antiradicalism to Anticommunism
  • Acronyms for Archival Sources
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. The Birth of "Miss Bolsheviki": Women, Gender, and the Red Scare
  • Chapter 2. The Origins of the Spider Web Chart: Women and the Construction of the Bolshevik Threat
  • Chapter 3. "It Takes Women to Fight Women": The Emergence of Female Antiradicalism
  • Chapter 4. Stopping the "Revolution by Legislation": Antiradicals Unite Against Social Welfare Reform
  • Chapter 5. The "Red Menace" Roils the Grass Roots: The Conservative Insurgency Reshapes Women’s Organizations
Control code
ocn809317681
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (320 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812207163
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812207163
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote

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