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The Resource Christian sisterhood, race relations, and the YWCA, 1906-46, Nancy Marie Robertson

Christian sisterhood, race relations, and the YWCA, 1906-46, Nancy Marie Robertson

Label
Christian sisterhood, race relations, and the YWCA, 1906-46
Title
Christian sisterhood, race relations, and the YWCA, 1906-46
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Marie Robertson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As the major national biracial women's organization, the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) provided a unique venue for women to respond to American race relations during the first half of the twentieth century. In Christian Sisterhood, Race Relations, and the YWCA, 1906-46, Nancy Marie Robertson shows how women of both races employed different understandings of "Christian sisterhood" in their responses. Although the YWCA was segregated at the local level, African American women were able to effectively challenge white women over YWCA racial policies and practices. Robertson argues that from 1906 through 1946, many white women in the association went from seeing segregation as compatible with Christianity and democracy to regarding it as a contradiction of those values. These struggles laid the groundwork for the subsequent civil rights movement. Her analysis relies not only on a large body of records documenting YWCA women at the national and local levels, but also on autobiographical accounts and personal papers from women associated with the YWCA, including Dorothy Height, Lugenia Burns Hope, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, and Lillian Smith
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robertson, Nancy Marie
Dewey number
267/.597309041
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BV1340
LC item number
.R58 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Women in American history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young Women's Christian Association
  • Race relations
  • United States
  • Female friendship
  • Christian women
  • Young Women's Christian Association
  • Christian women
  • Female friendship
  • Race relations
  • Race relations
  • United States
Label
Christian sisterhood, race relations, and the YWCA, 1906-46, Nancy Marie Robertson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Building a national organization -- Creating the race policy -- Working for democracy -- Developing Christian citizenship -- Defending a women's organization -- Changing strategies -- Struggling over segregation
Control code
ocm83977448
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780252077104
Lccn
2007005154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)83977448
  • (Sirsi) a1908657
Label
Christian sisterhood, race relations, and the YWCA, 1906-46, Nancy Marie Robertson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Building a national organization -- Creating the race policy -- Working for democracy -- Developing Christian citizenship -- Defending a women's organization -- Changing strategies -- Struggling over segregation
Control code
ocm83977448
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780252077104
Lccn
2007005154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)83977448
  • (Sirsi) a1908657

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