Reading List

Frances E. Willard (1839-1898)

Bordin, Ruth. Frances Willard: A Biography. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1986.

Gifford, Carolyn De Swarte, ed. Writing Out My Heart: Selections from the Journal of Frances E. Willard, 1855-1896. Illinois: Illinois Univ. Press. 1995.

Gifford, Carolyn De Swarte and Amy R. Slagell, ed., Let Something Good Be Said: Speeches And Writings of Frances E. Willard. Chicago, IL: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2007.

Gordon, Anna. The Beautiful Life of Frances E. Willard. Chicago: Woman’s Temperance Publishing Association, 1898.

Trowbridge, Lydia Jones. Frances Willard of Evanston. Chicago: Clark, Willett and Co.. 1938.

Willard, Frances E. Glimpses of Fifty Years: The Autobiography of an American Woman. Chicago: Woman’s Temperance Publishing Association. 1889.

Willard Frances E. How I Learned to Ride a Bicycle: Reflections of an Influential 19th Century Woman. Sunnyvale, California: Fair Oaks Publishing. 1991.

Temperance & the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union

Blocker, Jack S., Jr. American Temperance Movements: Cycles of Reform. Boston: Twayne. 1989.

Bordin, Ruth. Woman and Temperance: The Quest for Power and Liberty, 1873-1900. New Jersey: Rutgers Univ. Press. 1990.

Dannenbaum, Jed. Drink and Disorder: Temperance Reform in Cincinnati from the Washingtonian Revival to the WCTU. University of Illinois Press. 1984.

Fletcher, Holly Berkley. Gender and the American Temperance Movement of the Nineteenth Century. Routledge. 2008.

Frick, John W. Theatre, Culture and Temperance Reform in Nineteenth-Century America. Cambridge University Press. 2003.

Garner, Nancy Gail. For God and Home and Native Land: The Kansas Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, 1878-1939. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Dissertation Services, 1996.

Gusfield, Joseph R. Symbolic Crusade: Status Politics and the American Temperance Movement.Press, Rev. ed. Urbana: University of Illinois, 1986.

Sims, Anastatia. “‘The Sword of the Spirit’: The WCTU and Moral Reform in North Carolina, 1883-1933.” North Carolina Historical Review 64 (1987): 395-415.

Tyrrell, Ian R. Woman’s World/Woman’s Empire: The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union in International Perspective. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1991.

African American Women’s History (Gilded Age/Progressive Era)

Berkeley, Kathleen C. “Colored Ladies Also Contributed’: Black Women’s Activities from Benevolence to Social Welfare, 1866-1896.” In Black Women in American History: From Colonial Times Through the Nineteenth Century, Darlene Clark Hine, ed. Brooklyn: Carlson, 1990.

Giddings, Paula. Ida: A Sword Among Lions: Ida. B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching. Harper Paperbacks, Reprint Edition, 2009.

Gordon, Ann and Bettye Collier Thomas, Eds. African American Women and the Vote, 1835-1965. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. 1997.

Higgenbotham, Evelyne Brooks. Righteous Discontent: The Women’s Movement in the Black Baptist Church, 1880-1920. Cambridge, Mass. and London: Harvard U Press. 1993.

Salem, Dorothy. To Better Our World: Black Women in Organized Reform, 1890-1920. Brooklyn, NY: Carlson, 1990.

Schechter, Patricia A., Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001.

Terborg-Penn, Rosalyn, African American Women in the Struggle For the Vote, 1850-1920. Bloomington, Indiana University Press. 1998.

White, Deborah Gray. Too Heavy a Load: Black Women in Defense of Themselves, 1894-1994.
New York: W.W. Norton. 1999.

American Reform: Gender (Gilded Age/Progressive Era)

Bederman, Gail. Manliness and Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race, 1880-1917. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1996.

Edwards, Rebecca. Angels in the Machinery: Gender and American Party Politics from the Civil War to the Progressive Era. New York: Oxford University Press. 1998.

Flexner, Eleanor. Century of Struggle: The Woman’s Rights Movement in the United States. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. 1996

Kunzel, Regina. Fallen Women, Problem Girls: Unmarried Mothers and the Professionalization of Social Work. Conn.: Yale U Press. 1993.

Meyerowitz, Joanne Women Adrift: Independent Wage Earners in Chicago, 1880-1930. Chicago & London, U of Chicago Press. 1988.

Murphy, Kevin P. Political Manhood: Red Bloods, Mollycoddles, and the Politics of Progressive Era Reform. New York: Columbia University Press. 2008.

Peiss, Kathy. Cheap Amusements: Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the Century New York. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. 1986.

Sklar, Kathryn Kish. Florence Kelley and the Nation’s Work: The Rise of Women’s Political Culture, 1830-1900. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press. 1995.