New PDF release: Entering the Fray: Gender, Politics, and Culture in the New

By Jonathan Daniel Wells

The examine of the recent South has in fresh many years been vastly enriched by means of learn into gender, reshaping our knowing of the fight for women's suffrage, the conflicted nature of race and sophistication within the South, the complicated tale of politics, and the position of relations and motherhood in black and white society. This ebook brings jointly 9 essays that research the significance of gender, race, and tradition within the New South, delivering a wealthy and sundry research of the multifaceted position of gender within the lives of black and white southerners within the many years of the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries. Ranging extensively from conservative activism through white girls in Nineteen Twenties Georgia to black women's political involvement in Fifties Memphis, lots of those essays concentrate on southern women's expanding public actions and high-profile photos within the 20th century. They inform how ladies shouldered duties for neighborhood, nationwide, and foreign pursuits; yet simply as nineteenth-century women's prestige might be in danger from an excessive amount of public presence, girls of the recent South stepped gingerly into the pulsing public area, taking care to paintings inside what they thought of their present gender obstacles. The authors - either demonstrated and up-and-coming students - tackle matters that mirror wide-ranging, refined, and numerous scholarship on black and white ladies within the New South. They comprise the efforts of woman domestic Demonstration brokers to defeat debilitating ailments in rural Florida and the expanding participation of girls in historical renovation at Monticello. in addition they replicate specific own tales as various as lobbyist Kathryn Dunaway's efforts to defeat the equivalent Rights modification in Georgia and Susan Smith's depiction by way of the nationwide media as a racist southerner in the course of insurance of her kid's deaths. Taken jointly, those 9 essays give a contribution to the image of girls expanding their circulate into political and monetary existence whereas all too usually nonetheless preserving their gendered position as decided via society. Their wealthy insights supply new how one can give some thought to the which means and function of gender within the submit - Civil struggle South.

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Ayers, 1924, Lottie Moon Christmas Offering promotional file, Hunt Library, Woman’s Missionary Union, Auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention, Birmingham, Alabama; William R. Estep, Whole Gospel Whole World: The Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention 1845–1995 (Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1994), 207–8; Jesse C. Fletcher, The Southern Baptist Convention: A Sesquicentennial History (Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1994), 144–45. 6. In 1918 the offering was officially named for Moon.

Only seven days after its plans were made public, the Foreign Mission Board withdrew its trademark application. ”112 At the WMU’s annual meeting a few weeks later, Executive Director O’Brien openly challenged the restructuring plan to standing ovations. She told the press that even if the denomination refused to modify its resolution, the WMU would not back down. ”113 In the end, the denominational leadership bowed to overwhelming grassroots pressure. 114 A few weeks later, the WMU began negotiations with the FMB over the trademark issue.

See Minutes of the Woman’s Missionary Union, 1918, 30th Annual Meeting, 13, WMU. For a list of Christmas offering totals, see Estep, Whole Gospel Whole World, 393. StoryID=4452&LanguageID=1709, accessed July 17, 2007. 7. asp, accessed July 17, 2007. org/main; Internet; accessed July 17, 2007. 8. Allen, New Lottie Moon, and Una Roberts Lawrence, Lottie Moon (Nashville: Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1927). 9. Moon is not included in any broad study of southern women or female missionaries to China.

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