The Resource Funding feminism : monied women, philanthropy, and the women's movement, 1870-1967, Joan Marie Johnson, (ebook)

Funding feminism : monied women, philanthropy, and the women's movement, 1870-1967, Joan Marie Johnson, (ebook)

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Funding feminism : monied women, philanthropy, and the women's movement, 1870-1967
Title
Funding feminism
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monied women, philanthropy, and the women's movement, 1870-1967
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Joan Marie Johnson
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eng
Summary
Joan Marie Johnson examines an understudied dimension of women's history in the United States: how a group of affluent white women from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries advanced the status of all women through acts of philanthropy. This cadre of activists included Phoebe Hearst, the mother of William Randolph Hearst; Grace Dodge, granddaughter of Wall Street "Merchant Prince" William Earle Dodge; and Ava Belmont, who married into the Vanderbilt family fortune. Motivated by their own experiences with sexism, and focusing on women's need for economic independence, these benefactors sought to expand women's access to higher education, promote suffrage, and champion reproductive rights, as well as to provide assistance to working-class women. In a time when women still wielded limited political power, philanthropy was perhaps the most potent tool they had. But even as these wealthy women exercised considerable influence, their activism had significant limits. As Johnson argues, restrictions tied to their giving engendered resentment and jeopardized efforts to establish coalitions across racial and class lines. As the struggle for full economic and political power and self-determination for women continues today, this history reveals how generous women helped shape the movement. And Johnson shows us that tensions over wealth and power that persist in the modern movement have deep historical roots
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Midwest
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Johnson, Joan Marie
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305.420973
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Gender and American culture
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  • Feminists
  • Feminism
  • Women philanthropists
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Funding feminism : monied women, philanthropy, and the women's movement, 1870-1967, Joan Marie Johnson, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781469634708
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12051426
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12051426
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MWT12051426
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Funding feminism : monied women, philanthropy, and the women's movement, 1870-1967, Joan Marie Johnson, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469634708
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12051426
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12051426
System control number
MWT12051426
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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