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Title Men in the American women's rights movement, 1830-1890 : cumbersome allies / Hélène Quanquin.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021.


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 194 pages).
Series Global gender.
Global gender (Series)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Bio/Hist Note Hél̈ne Quanquin is a Professor of American Studies at the University of Lille (France). She studies 19th-century reform movements and activists. She is primarily interested in the mutual influence between the personal and the political and the different sites where political work is done and ideas are produced. She has published essays in European and American journals and books. She has received fellowships from the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Schlesinger Library, the American Antiquarian Society, the Sophia Smith Collection and the Association Française d’Etudes Américaines.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 19, 2020).
Subject Feminism -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Women's rights -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Men -- United States -- Attitudes -- History -- 19th century.
United States.
Genre History.
Summary "This book studies male activists in American feminism from the 1830s to the late 19th century, using archival work on personal papers as well as public sources to demonstrate their diverse and often contradictory advocacy of women's rights, as important but also cumbersome allies. Focussing mainly on nine men - William Lloyd Garrison, Wendell Philips, James Mott, Frederick Douglass, Henry B. Blackwell, Stephen S. Foster, Henry Ward Beecher, Robert Purvis, and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, the book demonstrates how thier interactions influenced debates within and outside the movement, marriages and friendships as well as the evolution of (self-)definitions of masculinity throughout the 19th century. Re-evaluating the historical evolution of feminisms as movements for and by women, as well as the meanings of identity politics before and after the Civil War, this is a crucial text for the history of both American feminisms and American politics and society This is an important scholarly intervention that would be of interest to scholars in the fields of gender history, women's history, gender studies and modern American history"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Title Print version: Quanquin, Hélène. Men in the American women's rights movement, 1830-1890 1 Edition. New York : Routledge, 2020. 9780367343781