How Women Saved the City

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U of Minnesota Press - 311 pages
 

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Between 1870 and 1920, the United States experienced rapid urbanization that spawned a number of social problems, including public health and child welfare issues, the need to assimilate immigrants ... Read full review

Contents

Voluntary Vernacular
1
Why Cities Needed Saving
30
Sacred and Secular Organizational Ideologies
63
Voluntary Associations with an Urban Presence
87
New York City Headquarters Smaller City Branches
125
Boston the Cradle of Redemptive Places
174
Men Build Chicagos Skyline Women Redeem the City
205
How Women Saved the City
236
Literature Review
249
Organizational Charters
255
Addresses of Redemptive Places for Boston New York City and Chicago
261
Notes
269
References
275
Index
295
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