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The Resource Dorothea Dix : New England reformer, Thomas J. Brown

Dorothea Dix : New England reformer, Thomas J. Brown

Label
Dorothea Dix : New England reformer
Title
Dorothea Dix
Title remainder
New England reformer
Statement of responsibility
Thomas J. Brown
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dorothea Dix was the most politically engaged woman of her generation, which was itself a remarkable tapestry of activists. An influential lobbyist as well as a paragon of the doctrine of female benevolence, she vividly illustrated the complexities of the "separate spheres" of politics and femininity." "An activist who disdained the women's rights and antislavery movements, Dix, an old-line Whig, sought to promote national harmony and became the only New England social reformer to work successfully in the lower South right up to the eve of secession. When war broke out, she sought to achieve as Superintendent of Women Nurses the sort of cultural authority she had seen Florence Nightingale win in the same role during the Crimean War. The disastrous failure of one of the most widely admired heroines in the nation provides a dramatic measure of the transformations of northern values during the war."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Thomas J.
Dewey number
  • 362.2/1/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV28.D6
LC item number
B75 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Harvard historical studies
Series volume
127
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dix, Dorothea Lynde
  • Women social reformers
  • Social reformers
  • Unitarian women
  • Unitarians
  • Mentally ill
Label
Dorothea Dix : New England reformer, Thomas J. Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-408) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Almost alone in this wide world -- Fixed as fate -- Moral power -- I tell what I have seen! -- This mighty vortex of labor -- A happiness which goes with you -- The property of the people -- A national work -- The moral horizon of a Unitarian minister -- The American invader -- Our people need to suffer -- Downright madness -- A huge wild beast has consumed my life -- At last
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 422 pages
Isbn
9780674214880
Lccn
97044207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm38042883
  • (OCoLC)38042883
Label
Dorothea Dix : New England reformer, Thomas J. Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-408) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Almost alone in this wide world -- Fixed as fate -- Moral power -- I tell what I have seen! -- This mighty vortex of labor -- A happiness which goes with you -- The property of the people -- A national work -- The moral horizon of a Unitarian minister -- The American invader -- Our people need to suffer -- Downright madness -- A huge wild beast has consumed my life -- At last
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 422 pages
Isbn
9780674214880
Lccn
97044207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm38042883
  • (OCoLC)38042883

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