California Women and Politics: From the Gold Rush to the Great Depression

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Robert W. Cherny
U of Nebraska Press, 2011 - Political Science - 425 pages
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An edited volume exploring the role women played in California politics in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
 

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Contents

Testimonios and the Politics of Resistance
1
The Lady Managers of San Francisco 18501880
27
The Politics of Temperance 18781900
59
The Philanthropy of Phoebe Apperson Hearst 18621919
77
The Politics of Settlement Work in San Francisco 18941906
97
California Women and Bird Protection 18901920
123
Clubwomen and Conservation 19001925
151
The Twentieth Century Club of Berkeley 19041929
175
10 AWED BY THE WOMENS CLUBSWomen Voters and Moral Reform 19131914
237
11 WE ARE NOT KEEN ABOUT THE MINIMUM WAGEUnion Women Clubwomen and the Legislated Minimum Wage 19131931
263
12 NO UNDUE FAMILIARITYGender Vice and the Campaign to Regulate Dance Halls 19111921
289
Katherine Edson Alice Park and the Politics of War and Peace 19141921
309
14 HISTORIANS POLITICS ANDCALIFORNIA WOMEN
339
THE CONTRIBUTORS
369
Index
373
Copyright

Clubwomen Union Women and the Internal Politics ofthe Suffrage Movement 18961911
209

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Robert W. Cherny is a professor of history at San Francisco State University and the author, co-author, or editor of numerous books, including American Politics in the Gilded Age, 1868–1900, and, with William Issel, of San Francisco, 1865–1932: Politics, Power, and Urban Development. Mary Ann Irwin is an instructor in the California community college system and the author or coeditor of several books and articles, including Women and Gender in the American West: Jensen-Miller Essays from the Coalition for Western Women’s History. Ann Marie Wilson is a College Fellow and Lecturer on History at Harvard University. Her first journal article received the 2010 Fishel-Calhoun Prize of the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.   Contributors: Cameron Binkley, Eunice Eichelberger, Susan Englander, Linda Heidenreich, Mildred Nichols Hamilton, Jarrod Harrison, Sandra L. Henderson, Mark Hopkins, Teresa Hurley, Mary Ann Irwin, Michelle Kleehammer, Rebecca Mead, Joshua Paddison, and Ann Marie Wilson.

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