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ISBN:0801495091
Author: Nancy A. Hewitt
ISBN13: 978-0801495090
Title: Women's Activism and Social Change: Rochester, New York, 1822–1872
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Publisher: Cornell University Press (January 28, 1988)
Pages: 282

Women's Activism and Social Change: Rochester, New York, 1822–1872 by Nancy A. Hewitt



Library of Congress Control Number: 83045940. International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 0801416167 (alk. paper). System Control Number: (OCoLC)10432291. System Control Number: (OCoLC)ocm10432291. Personal Name: Hewitt, Nancy . 1951-. Publication, Distribution, et. Ithaca, . Cornell University Press, (c)1984. Physical Description: 281 p. ;, 24 cm. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.

Personal Name: Hewitt, Nancy . Geographic Name: Rochester (.

Journal of Interdisciplinary History. Women's Activism and Social Change. Subtitle Rochester, New York, 1822–1872. Author Nancy A. Hewitt. Publisher Cornell University Press.

See a Problem? We’d love your help. Details (if other): Cancel. Examining reform movements in 19th century Rochester, New York, Nancy Hewitt distinguishes three networks of women's activism. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Women's Activism and Soci. has been added to your Cart. Nancy A. Hewitt's examination of women's organized activities in Rochester raises critical questions about the tendency of historians to trace a direct causal line from the earliest female benevolent activities and missionary societies through evangelical reform movements to the birth of a feminist movement in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York. Hewitt demonstrates clearly that women of different class origins acted in ways consonant with the values of their social location, an excellent antidote to romanticized generalizations about 'women' as a group.

In 1822 fourteen women met at the home of Mrs. Everard Peck in the new village of Rochesterville and formed the Female Charitable Society to aid the sick poor. Envisioning themselves as community caretakers and sources of social stability, they signified the entry of women into organized civic activity in this western New York community. Fifty years later Susan B. Anthony led fourteen friends and kinswomen to a local newstand, Rochester’s eighth ward registry, to vote

In Women's Activism and Social Change, Nancy A. Hewitt challenges the popular belief that the lives of antebellum women focused on their role in the private sphere of the family.

Examining intense and well-documented reform movements in nineteenth-century Rochester, New York, Nancy Hewitt distinguishes three networks of women's activism: women from the wealthiest Rochester families who sought to ameliorate the lives of the poor; those from upwardly mobile families who, influenced by evangelical revivalism, campaigned to eradicate such social ills as slavery, vice, and intemperance; and those who combined limited.

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Women's Activism and Social Change: Rochester, New York 1822-1872: ISBN 9780739102978 (978-0-7391-0297-8) Softcover, Lexington Books, 2002. Founded in 1997, BookFinder.

In Women's Activism and Social Change, Nancy A. Hewitt challenges the popular belief that the lives of antebellum women focused on their role in the private sphere of the family. Examining intense and well-documented reform movements in nineteenth-century Rochester, New York, Hewitt distinguishes three networks of women's activism: women from the wealthiest Rochester families who sought to ameliorate the lives of the poor; those from upwardly mobile families who, influenced by evangelical revivalism, campaigned to eradicate such social ills as slavery, vice, and intemperance; and those who combined limited economic resources with an agrarian Quaker tradition of communialism and religious democracy to advocate full racial and sexual equality.