Making the Invisible Woman Visible

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University of Illinois Press, 1984 - 387 pages
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Table des matières

The Biographical Mode
xxvii
Three Women
1
This New Woman?
35
The Diffusion of Feminist Values from the Troy Female Seminary 182272
62
The SelfMade Woman in the Nineteenth Century
87
Jane Addams
105
Heroines and Heroine Worship
140
An Essay Review
147
Historians Construct the Southern Woman
241
Voluntary Associations
257
As Easily as They Breathe
259
Womens Voluntary Associations in the Forming of American Society
277
Lectures
293
Getting to Be a Notable Georgia Woman
311
Old Wives Tales
321
Are We the Women Our Grandmothers Were?
335

Notable American Women
157
The South
171
Womens Perspective on the Patriarchy in the 1850s
173
Women Religion and Social Change in the South 18301930
188
The New Woman in the New South
210
Southern Women in the 1920s
220
Education and the Contemporary Woman
351
Womans Place Is in the History Books
359
Epilogue
369
Index
373
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Anne Firor Scott was born Anne Byrd Firor in Montezuma, Georgia on April 24, 1921. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia and a master's degree in political science from Northwestern University. In 1943, she went to Washington for an internship in a congressman's office, then took a job the next year with the League of Women Voters. She got married in 1947. She worked on a Ph.D. while raising the couple's three children. She received a Ph.D. from Radcliffe College in 1958. She taught a few American history courses at the University of North Carolina before joining the history department at Duke University in 1961. She stayed for 30 years and served as department chairwoman from 1980 to 1985. She wrote several books including The Southern Lady: From Pedestal to Politics, 1830-1930 and Natural Allies: Women's Associations in American History. She received the 2013 National Humanities Medal. She died on February 5, 2019 at the age of 97.

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