MAKING WAVES: FEMALE ACTIVISTS IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY FLORIDA

Author:   Jack E Davis (University of Florida) ,  Kari Frederickson
Publisher:   University Press of Florida
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9780813027678


Pages:   352
Publication Date:   03 March 2003
Format:   Paperback
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MAKING WAVES: FEMALE ACTIVISTS IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY FLORIDA


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These essays lift up the lives of outstanding Florida women who helped shape the course of 20th-century Florida. --James B. Crooks, University of North Florida From Ruth Bryan Owen, Florida's first congresswoman, and Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman College, to Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, the first chairwoman of the Seminole Tribe, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas, champion of the Everglades, Making Waves examines the lives and works of women activists who made a significant impact on Florida in the last century. This collection enriches our understanding of the history of modern Florida and the role women played in it. To a degree greater than any other southern state in the 20th century, Florida experienced dramatic economic, political, social, and environmental challenges, and Florida's women were in the forefront of the great social and political responses to those challenges. These 13 essays describe the contributions made by women in urban renewal, civil liberties, civil rights, child welfare, labor unions, education, environmental protection, rural extension work, and women's liberation. By illuminating the involvement of the state's women in many of these fundamental issues, Making Waves provides a long-overdue chapter in Florida history. It will also contribute to the advancement of the study of women's history by examining women's activism in a variety of contexts and illustrating how this activism was often circumscribed by class and racial bias.

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Author:   Jack E Davis (University of Florida) ,  Kari Frederickson
Publisher:   University Press of Florida
Imprint:   University Press of Florida
Dimensions:   Width: 15.00cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 23.20cm
Weight:   0.526kg
ISBN:  

9780813027678


ISBN 10:   0813027675
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   03 March 2003
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of print, replaced by POD   Availability explained
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Has to be considered essential reading for anyone interested in Florida's history, especially the boom years of the twenties... Davis had done a tremendous job of bringing to light the writings of an important figure in Florida's history. The Wide Brim Stands on its own as a delightful read, but it leaves me anxiously awaiting the biography of Marjory Stoneman Douglas that Jack Davis is writing.


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Kari Frederickson is assistant professor of history at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

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