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Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880-1920 Paperback – December 11, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-0195119381 ISBN-10: 019511938X

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"This highly readable account reveals how significantly the effects of natural disaster can shape the relationship among politics, gender, and culture. An important contribution to women's history, southern history, and urban history."--Choice

"Scholars of many disciplines will find this work a valuable tool. It is thought-provoking, scholarly, and informative, and the summaries at the end of each chapter prove invaluable....Turner is to be commended for the depth of her research and her significant contribution to the field of history."--Catholic Southwest

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Elizabeth Hayes Turner is Associate Professor of History at the University of Houston-Downtown. She is currently Visiting Managing Editor of the Journal of Southern History.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (December 11, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019511938X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195119381
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,736,010 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Brannon-Wranosky on November 29, 2004
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This book was essential in writing my master's thesis. Why? The main reasons were how well written it is, how very detailed the descriptions of relationships between Galvestonian women are, and yet, how broad an audience (not just Texan historians) to whom this work speaks.

Turner describes in detail, and yet still concisely enough to keep the reader's undivided attention, how important pre-hurricane women's organizational structures became when Galveston crumbled post-storm. With death in the thousands and most local leaders killed, local government configuration disappeared. The social and civic aid of the women's organizations in the city had the experience to deal with the direct needs of people. Turner marvelously illustrates how these organizations soon became the life-blood of the city and essential to its resurrection. This is an excellent source for novice or historian, and comes highly recommended.
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