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ERIC Number: ED186343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 95
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Women in American History: A Series. Book Four, Women in the Progressive Era 1890-1920.
Sanders, Beverly
The document, one in a series of four on women in American history, discusses the role of women in the Progressive Era (1890-1920). Designed to supplement high school U.S. history textbooks, the book is comprised of five chapters. Chapter I describes reformers and radicals including Jane Addams and Lillian Wald who began the settlement house movement; Florence Kelley, who fought for labor legislation; and Emma Goldman and Kate Richards O'Hare who became political prisoners for speaking against World War I. Chapter III focuses on women in factory work and the labor movement. Excerpts from diaries reflect the working conditions in factories which led to women's involvement in the AFL and the formation of the National Women's Trade Union League. Mother Jones, the Industrial Workers of the World, and the "Bread and Roses" strike (1912) of 25,000 textile workers in Massachusetts are also described. Chapters III and IV trace how women got the vote through the decades of struggle and argument, the slowing down of the suffrage movement, its revival by a younger generation, the militants and Alice Paul, and the work of Carrie Chapman Catt in ratifying the 19th Amendment. Chapter V is concerned with women in arts and letters during the Industrial Age: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ida Tarbell, Sarah Orne Jewett, Mary Wilkins, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, and Willa Cather. Women painters, photographers, composers, and dancers are also noted. (KC)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Educational Equity Act Program.
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see SO 012 593-595.