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Do Everything

The Biography of Frances Willard

Christopher H. Evans

Do Everything

Do Everything

The Biography of Frances Willard

Do Everything

 

Frances Willard (1839-1898) was one of the most famous American women of the late nineteenth century. As president of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), Willard built the largest women's rights organization in the world, campaigning for prohibition, women's suffrage, economic justice, and for women's broader political participation.


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Beschrijving Do Everything

Frances Willard (1839-1898) was one of the most prominent American social reformers of the late nineteenth century. As the long-time president of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), Willard built a national and international movement of women that campaigned for prohibition, women's rights, economic justice, and numerous other social justice issues during the Gilded Age. Emphasizing what she called "Do Everything" reform, Willard became a central figure in
international movements in support of prohibition, women's suffrage, and Christian socialism. A devout Methodist, Willard helped to shape predominant religious currents of the late nineteenth century and was an important figure in the rise of the social gospel movement in American Protestantism.

The first biography of Frances Willard to be published in over thirty-five years, Do Everything explores Willard's life, her contributions as a reformer, and her broader legacy as a women's rights activist in the United States. In addition to chronicling Willard's life, historian Christopher H. Evans examines how Willard crafted a distinctive culture of women's leadership, emphasizing the importance of religious faith for understanding Willard's successes as a social reformer. Despite
her enormous fame during her lifetime, Evans investigates the reasons why Willard's legacy has been eclipsed by subsequent generations of feminist reformers and assesses her importance for our time.


ISBN
9780190914073
Pagina's
408
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NUR
700
Druk
1
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Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

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