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Southern Ladies and SuffragistsJulia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair$
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Miki Pfeffer

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781628461343

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2017

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781628461343.001.0001

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What the Ladies Were Saying

What the Ladies Were Saying

(p.17) One What the Ladies Were Saying
Southern Ladies and Suffragists

Miki Pfeffer

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter describes the reactions to the selection of Julia Ward Howe as president of the Woman's Department of the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition in 1884. Southern women were ready to showcase their skills and talents during the six months of the Cotton Centennial in New Orleans. However, they were unhappy with the decision of southern men to select a northern woman as president of the Woman's Department. By choosing Howe, the Board of Management insulted and confounded local women. The choice compelled them to suppress their sectional allegiance in order to be the welcoming ladies they were expected to be. It assigned them roles of help-maidens rather than leaders. Despite obvious umbrage, however, they extended gracious hospitality to Howe during her six-month stay in New Orleans.

Keywords:   Woman's Department, World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, New Orleans, Caroline Merrick, Julia Ward Howe, southern women

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