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Author Endres, Kathleen L.

Title Akron's "better half" : women, their clubs, and the humanization of the city, 1825-1925 / Kathleen Endres
Edition First edition
Published Akron, Ohio : University of Akron Press, 2006


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Description viii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Series on Ohio history and culture
Ohio history and culture.
Contents 1. Akron and the club movement -- 2. Women's clubs in Antebellum Akron -- 3. Women's clubs of Akron during the Civil War -- 4. Women's clubs of Akron in reconstruction and the gilded age -- 5. Religiously-based women's clubs in twentieth-century Akron -- 6. Secularly-based women's clubs in twentieth-century Akron -- 7. Other perspectives on women's clubs in twentieth-century Akron -- 8. Conclusion
Summary "Women's clubs and organizations have always been vitally important to the health and well-being of the city of Akron, Ohio. They brought much-needed services to the city, created health institutions that continue today, and built Akron's cultural and literary foundations." "The story of women and their organizations is not told in typical histories of the city. Those historics of Akron have concentrated on the industrial, business, and government/political foundation of the city, the rubber barons, and the well-known, affluent men. Yet Akron women and their accomplishments cannot be overlooked. Over the decades, women, usually working through their clubs and organizations, have transformed the city."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-224) and index
Subject Women -- Ohio -- Akron -- Societies and clubs -- History.
Women -- Ohio -- Akron -- History.
Akron (Ohio) -- History.
LC no. 2006002468
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