Relations of Rescue The Search for Female Moral Authority in the American West 1874 1939

Relations of Rescue The Search for Female Moral Authority in the American West 1874 1939❴Reading❵ ➷ Relations of Rescue The Search for Female Moral Authority in the American West 1874 1939 Author Peggy Pascoe – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk In this study of late nineteenth century moral reform Peggy Pascoe examines four specific cases a home for Chinese prostitutes in San Francisco California; a home for polygamous Mormon women in Salt L Rescue The PDF/EPUB ä In this study of late nineteenth century moral reform Peggy Pascoe examines four specific cases a home for Chinese prostitutes in San Francisco California; a home for polygamous Mormon women in Salt Lake City Utah; a Relations of PDF/EPUB or home for unmarried mothers in Denver Colorado; and a program for of Rescue The Search for PDF/EPUB ² American Indians on the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska to tell the story of the women who established missionary rescue homes for women in the American West of Rescue The eBook ↠ Focusing on two sets of relationships those between women reformers and their male opponents and those between women reformers and the various groups of women they sought to shelter Pascoe traces the gender relations that framed the of Rescue The Search for PDF/EPUB ² reformers' search for female moral authority analyzes the interaction between women reformers and the women who entered the rescue homes and raises provocative uestions about historians' understanding of the dynamics of social feminism social control and intercultural relations. Foundational study on women in the American West I really appreciated the way she focused on both sides matrons and residents of the rescue home issue I think this is an interesting book to bring into conversation w Jacobs' White Mother to a Dark Race I just finished reading and writing my book review for my History of Women in the American West class The book reveals the struggle for control and power of Victorian era white middle class Protestant women Interestingly enough they actually had a great deal of power They controlled men by telling them they were morally inferior And they controlled women of different ethnicities classes and faiths by rescuing them and putting them in mission homes were they could convert them to be mini me's If this book hadn't been reuired by my class I never would have read it It did open my eyes to the fact that we are not so different in our struggles as women today as these women in 1874 1939 were While not as interesting as What Comes Naturally Miscegenation Law and the Making of Race in America this was an interesting account of the interplay between class religion and ethnicity among women in the nineteenth and early twentieth century America as missionaries helped Mormon and Chinese women This is definitely an aspect of women's history that is new to me

Relations of Rescue The Search for Female Moral Authority
  • Paperback
  • 328 pages
  • Relations of Rescue The Search for Female Moral Authority in the American West 1874 1939
  • Peggy Pascoe
  • English
  • 18 June 2016
  • 9780195084306