TABLE OF CONTENTS:
List of Figures ix
List of Acronyms xi
City of Big Shoulders or City of Homes?
Re-envisioning Urban History 1
PART ONE: CRAFTING THE VISION
"The Whole Work has been Committed to the Hands of Women"
Women Respond to the Fire of 1871 13
"Thoughtful Women Are Needed"
Forming Groups and Forging Alliances 31
PART TWO: EXPANDING THE VISION
"The First Thing Is to Create Public Sentiment and Then Express It at Every Opportunity"
The Growth of Progressive Activism 55
"The Welfare of the Community Requires the Admission of Women to Full Citizenship"
The Campaign for Municipal Suffrage, 1896-1912 73
"To Bring Together Women Interested in Promoting the Welfare of the City"
The Expansion of Women's Municipal Work, 1910-16 85
PART THREE: CAMPAIGNING FOR THE VISION
"I Do Not Think the Husband Will Influence the Wife's Vote in Municipal Affairs"
Women as Voters and Potential Officeholders, 1913-19 123
"Looking Out for the Interests of the People"
Municipal Activism through the 1920s 145
"I Am the Only Woman on Their Entire Ticket"
The End of an Era 175
Chicago Remains the City of Big Shoulders 193
Return to Book Description
File created: 4/25/2013