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Women and the Work of Benevolence: Morality, Politics, and Class in the Nineteenth-Century United States
Nineteenth-century middle-class Protestant women were fervent in their efforts to "do good." Rhetoric—especially in the antebellum years—proclaimed that virtue was more pronounced in women than in men and praised women for their benevolent influence, moral excellence, and religious faith. In this book, Lori D. Ginzberg examines a broad spectrum of benevolent work performe ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 29th 1992 by Yale University Press
(first published July 29th 1990)
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