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Cultivating a new South : Abbie Holmes Christensen and the politics of race and gender, 1852-1938 /
Monica Maria Tetzlaff.
Columbia : University of South Carolina, c2002.
xxi, 340 p., [14] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
1570034532 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Columbia : University of South Carolina, c2002.
1570034532 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-331) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2003-06-01:
Abbie Holmes Christensen spent most of her youth in New England, but passed her adult life in South Carolina. Even so, the social consciousness traditional to New England never left her. Christensen championed various reforms in the South. Among her interests and passions were an expressed humanity toward African Americans, temperance, and the poor. Christensen cut her teeth in the South teaching recently freed slaves. Influenced by her attendance at the socially progressive bastion of Mount Holyoke College, she refused to accept the quiet and subordinate place to which women in the US were consigned. Frances Williard, president of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, stayed at Christensen's South Carolina home during a visit. More testimony to her social conscience was the role she took in establishing the Shanklin School at Port Royal, South Carolina. The school, which dates from the early 20th century, directed its efforts toward providing blacks teacher training and an industrial education (as with Booker T. Washington's approach at Tuskegee Institute). This reformer's interests were boundless. Among Abbie Christensen's contributions is Afro-American Folk Lore (1892), a standard and respected work. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. W. W. Rogers Jr. Gainesville College
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Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Lifting the Latchp. 1
A New and Brighter Day in the Southp. 12
Pieces of Calicop. 23
Schoolmarmp. 29
Woman's Missionp. 49
Wife, Mother, Homemakerp. 68
My Knot of White & Yellow Ribbon: Temperance and Suffragep. 95
The Original Uncle Remusp. 117
The Shanklin Schoolp. 144
Clubwomanp. 175
Her Mind Was Always Adventuringp. 202
Epiloguep. 227
Notesp. 231
Bibliographyp. 301
Indexp. 333
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