- Title Pages
- Part One Women and the City
- One What the Ladies Were Saying
- Two The Principals
- Three An Immense Responsibility
- Four The Locals
- Five A City for Women
- Part Two The Stage Is Set; The Fair Begins
- Six The Chiefdom
- Seven Thimbles and a Teapot
- Eight Great Expectations
- Nine Work, the New Gospel of Womanhood
- Ten February Festivities
- Part Three Triumphs and Turmoils
- Eleven Opening at Last
- Twelve When Powerful Women Came to Town
- Thirteen Exhibits Great and Small
- Fourteen April Showers of Reproach
- Fifteen May Distractions
- Sixteen Final Battles
- Seventeen Endings
- (p.177) Fifteen May Distractions
- Southern Ladies and Suffragists
- University Press of Mississippi
This chapter describes the notable men who arrived in New Orleans to render optimism and to divert attention from the turbulence around Julia Ward Howe and the Woman's Department. Among them was ex-governor John Wesley Hoyt of the Wyoming Territory who expressed supposed for woman suffrage. Although Hoyt claimed that he had never before made a speech on the voting rights of women, he cited “fourteen years of observation and experience” as evidence for his testimony. Two eminent northeastern editors—Charles Dudley Warner (editor and proprietor of the Hartford Courant) and Richard Watson Gilder (editor in chief of Century Magazine)—also brought unexpected promise for southern, and perhaps western, women to earn money from home through fiction writing.
Keywords: Julia Ward Howe, Woman's Department, World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, New Orleans, John Wesley Hoyt, voting rights, suffrage, fiction writing, Charles Dudley Warner, Richard Watson Gilder
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