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Seeing with Their Hearts:
Chicago Women and the Vision of the Good City, 1871-1933
Maureen A. Flanagan

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Figures ix
List of Acronyms xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction
City of Big Shoulders or City of Homes?
Re-envisioning Urban History 1
PART ONE: CRAFTING THE VISION
Chapter One
"The Whole Work has been Committed to the Hands of Women"
Women Respond to the Fire of 1871 13
Chapter Two
"Thoughtful Women Are Needed"
Forming Groups and Forging Alliances 31
PART TWO: EXPANDING THE VISION
Chapter Three
"The First Thing Is to Create Public Sentiment and Then Express It at Every Opportunity"
The Growth of Progressive Activism 55
Chapter Four
"The Welfare of the Community Requires the Admission of Women to Full Citizenship"
The Campaign for Municipal Suffrage, 1896-1912 73
Chapter Five
"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
Chapter Six
"I Do Not Think the Husband Will Influence the Wife's Vote in Municipal Affairs"
Women as Voters and Potential Officeholders, 1913-19 123
Chapter Seven
"Looking Out for the Interests of the People"
Municipal Activism through the 1920s 145
Chapter Eight
"I Am the Only Woman on Their Entire Ticket"
The End of an Era 175
Conclusion
Chicago Remains the City of Big Shoulders 193
Appendixes 203
Notes 219
Bibliography 287
Index 305

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