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Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

Miki Pfeffer

Abstract

Women from all over the United States came to New Orleans in 1884 for the Woman's Department of the Cotton Centennial Exposition, that portion of the World's Fair exhibition devoted to the celebration of women's affairs and industry. Their conversations and interactions played out as a drama of personalities and sectionalism at a transitional moment in the history of the nation. These women planted seeds at the Exposition that would have otherwise taken decades to drift southward. This book chronicles the successes and setbacks of a lively cast of postbellum women in the first Woman's Departme ... More

Keywords: New Orleans, World's Fair exhibition, Civil War, Reconstruction, Woman's Department, suffrage, culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781628461343
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2017 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628461343.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Miki Pfeffer, author