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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
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boylan, Anne M.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1904
LC item number
.B69 2002
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women social reformers
  • Women political activists
Label
The origins of women's activism : New York and Boston, 1797-1840, Anne M. Boylan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-329) 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
Contents: Patterns of organization -- Domesticity and organizational work -- Portraits of women organizers -- Politics -- Economies
Control code
l82002001556
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 343 p.
Isbn
9780807854044
Lccn
2002001556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The origins of women's activism : New York and Boston, 1797-1840, Anne M. Boylan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-329) 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
Contents: Patterns of organization -- Domesticity and organizational work -- Portraits of women organizers -- Politics -- Economies
Control code
l82002001556
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 343 p.
Isbn
9780807854044
Lccn
2002001556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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