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Florence Kelley and the Nations Work: The Rise of Women`s Political Culture, 1830-1900 Kathryn Kish Sklar

Florence Kelley and the Nations Work: The Rise of Women`s Political Culture, 1830-1900

Kathryn Kish Sklar

Published August 25th 1997
ISBN : 9780300072853
Paperback
458 pages
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This masterful biography by one of Americas foremost historians of women tells the story of Florence Kelley, a leading reformer in the Progressive Era. The book also serves as a political history of the United States during a period of transformingMoreThis masterful biography by one of Americas foremost historians of women tells the story of Florence Kelley, a leading reformer in the Progressive Era. The book also serves as a political history of the United States during a period of transforming change when women worked to end the abuses of unregulated industrial capitalism. Kelleys story shows how changes in womens public culture combined with changes in mens public culture to produce results that neither could have achieved alone. Kathryn Kish Sklar explores the decades between 1830 and 1900, an era when womens organizations lent unprecedented power to their activism. After analyzing how earlier generations set the stage for womens centrality in the 1890s, she depicts the first forty years of Florence Kelleys life, telling of her childhood as a member of an elite Philadelphia family, her graduation from Cornell University in 1882, her immersion in European socialism, her search for a meaningful place within American political culture, and her rise to extraordinary public power in Chicago as a resident at Jane Addamss Hull House.