Always a Sister: The Feminism of Lillian D. Wald

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Feminist Press at CUNY, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 207 pages
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Always A Sister offers the inspiring biography of Lillian D Wald (1867-1940), a pioneer in the early public health movement. After founding the Henry Street Settlement and the Visiting Nursing Service in New York City, Wald went on to become a major player in the shaping of health care policies during the Progressive period. In the first biography to explore Wald's life and achievements as a public health nurse and social activist, Daniels maintains that Wald's belief in social reform was inseparable from her desire to improve the position of women. Always A Sister traces Wald's life from her early training as a nurse to her life-long lobbying for improvements on behalf of better housing, health care, and labour legislation, and her involvement in the peace movement in World War I.
  

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Contents

What Are Feminists Made Of?
6
The Nursing Sisters
18
The Education of a Reformer
32
Winning Friends and Influencing Politicos
46
A Womens World
62
A Womans Mind
83
The Sisters Who Toil
93
Full CitizenshipAt Last
110
The WarNothing the Same Again
125
What Happened to the Feminist Movement after 1920?
141
Notes
155
Bibliographical Essay
187
Name Index
200
Subject Index
203
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