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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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Southern Ladies and Suffragists

Miki Pfeffer

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter presents profiles of some of the women who played key roles during the Cotton Centennial Exposition. Among them was Julia Ward Howe (1819–1910), who was sixty-five and a well-known activist of women's causes by the time she came to New Orleans in 1884. She was neither the first nor the only nineteenth-century woman to escape domesticity by becoming a zealous clubwoman, but she had polished the role to a fine art. Another was Martha Reinhard Smallwood Field (1855–1898), who wrote for the Picayune using the pen name Catharine Cole. Her skills were on display during the World's Exposition as she covered all things of interest to women.

Keywords:   Julia Ward Howe, Woman's Department, World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, New Orleans, Martha Reinhard Smallwood Field

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