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By Carlton Jackson

ISBN-10: 0873389441

ISBN-13: 9780873389440

ForeWord journal 2008 Silver Award Winner for Excellence in Biography

A biography of a widespread hard work reformer and early feminist

Strikes impact complete groups, and after all they want the communities' aid to prevail. This was once exemplified within the mythical 1937 sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan, whilst strikers occupied the GM crops. The outstanding staff wanted meals; additionally they wanted details and strengthen caution on what administration could be as much as. The Women's Emergency Brigade, shaped throughout the Flint strike, proved necessary to the union attempt greater than as soon as. Genora Johnson Dollinger helped create the Women's Emergency Brigade and have become one of many strike's leaders. She and her fans waded into the fray opposed to the Flint police, the Pinkertons, and native officers sympathetic to GM, aiding to accomplish victory for the United automobile employees and producing the 1st agreement ever signed among GM and the UAW.

Genora Dollinger turned a steward at quite a few vegetation in Detroit, the place she moved after being blacklisted in Flint. She and her moment husband, Sol Dollinger, have been brutally overwhelmed of their domestic, it appears as a result of their union help, notwithstanding not anything was once ever definitively confirmed. From the Nineteen Sixties on, Genora Dollinger labored heavily with the NAACP, ACLU, and the women's circulate, turning into a hyperlink among the exertions circulate of the overdue 20th century and the feminist movement.

This biography of 1 of the 1st lady exertions activists is a crucial addition to the background of twentieth-century reform movements.


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Appleton, 1915). 22. Anna C. Brackett’s Women and the Higher Education and Kate Douglas Wig- 28 INTRODUCTION gin’s The Kindergarten were part of the Distaff Series published by Harper and Brothers in 1893. For a general discussion of women’s involvement in the Columbian Exposition, see Jeanne Weimann, The Fair Women (Chicago: Academy Chicago, 1981). 23. Goodale, “Literature of Philanthropy,” 1–5. 24. , Lady Bountiful Revisited. 25. For early works that dealt with the narrowing conception of philanthropy, see notes 2 and 10.

Charity, Philanthropy, and Civility. 47. For insight into the debate surrounding the radical revisionist critique of schooling, see Michael B. : Harvard University Press, 1968); and Diane Ravitch, The Revisionists Revised: A Critique of the Radical Attack on the Schools (New York: Basic, 1978). Appearing at this time, David Rothman’s The Discovery of the Asylum: Social Order and Disorder in the New Republic (Boston: Little, Brown, 1971) provided an early and influential critique of the motives behind benevolence.

The recruitment of Robert Bremner to write a general history of philanthropy (Bremner’s American Philanthropy appeared in Daniel Boorstin’s American Civilization Series) was perhaps the most enduring outcome of Curti’s efforts to stimulate funded research on philanthropy. The influence of the Wisconsin Project can be traced in 31 ANDREA WALTON more diffuse ways through the work of Curti’s students and research assistants, notably David Allmendinger and Paul Mattingly. ” 46. , Charity, Philanthropy, and Civility.

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