Marti takes a detailed look at the women of the Grange from 1866 through the early 20th century. He deflates some of the claims that have been made for the order's liberating influence, but still takes that influence very seriously, exploring the opportunities for sociability and cooperation that fostered sisterhood and encouraged women to pursue their distinctive interests. From the promise of equality made by the founders, to the role the Grange played in promoting equal suffrage, women's roles are fully analyzed in relation to both mutuality with men and sisterhood with each other.
Related books and articles
No Small Courage: A History of Women in the United States By Nancy F. Cott Oxford University Press, 2004
Out to Work: A History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States By Alice Kessler-Harris Oxford University Press, 1983
Women and the United States Constitution: History, Interpretation, and Practice By Sibyl A. Schwarzenbach; Patricia Smith Columbia University Press, 2003
Representations of Rural Women in Susan Glaspell's Trifles By Al-Khalili, Raja Studies in Literature and Language, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2013PEER-REVIEWED PERIODICALPeer-reviewed publications on Questia are publications containing articles which were subject to evaluation for accuracy and substance by professional peers of the article's author(s).
Work, Family, and Faith: Rural Southern Women in the Twentieth Century By Uffelman, Minoa D. South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 108, No. 2, April 2007
Rural Aging, Women, Faith in Action, and Fertilizer of the Vertical Kind By Bump, Karen J. Harris, Sherlyn Jones, Stephanie Tubbs International Journal of Humanities and Peace, Vol. 19, No. 1, Annual 2003
Women's "Stamp" on American History By Neufeld, Susan M. Social Studies Review, Vol. 46, No. 1, Fall 2006
Women and UN-HABITAT: A History By Lee-Smith, Diana Women & Environments International Magazine, No. 70/71, Spring 2006
Sisters Celebrate Two Centuries of Service: Order's History Reflects Achievements of US Women Religious By Jones, Arthur National Catholic Reporter, Vol. 48, No. 25, September 28, 2012
Island's Piece of History in Play; the Resident Says She Wants the Grange to Stay in Her Family By Jackson, Gordon The Florida Times Union, September 20, 2009
Heart of a Champion Wheaton Warrenville Southcarries Red Grange's Legacyon the Field for Every Game By Santana, Marco Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), August 27, 2011
SCHOOL'S OUT! Redmond Blames BBC for Watering Down the Hard-Hitting Show That Kept Us It's the End of an Era as School Drama Grange Hill Is Axed after 30 Years. TV Editor Peter Grant Looks Back at the Show That Became an Institution By Grant, Peter Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England), February 7, 2008