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Natural Allies: Women's Associations in American History

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America's female benevolent societies took root in the 1790s. Initially founded on notions of Christian duty and hope of heavenly reward, these groups produced volunteers dedicated to providing aid to unfortunates in general and women and children in particular. Anne Frior Scott explores the history of these aid societies and how they allowed women to influence America's social agenda and make inroads into politics long before they could vote. Scott reveals how women from all corners of society took part; examines their ...

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Natural Allies: Women's Associations in American History
1992, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252063206

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Natural Allies: Women's Associations in American History
1991, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252018466

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