Volume 2 focuses on eighteen Georgia women from the turn of the century to the 1980s, and illuminates how women during the twentieth century expanded their opportunities, pushed for equality, promoted various organizations and political interests, pioneered women’s roles in some professions, and became leading writers and artists in the nation. They grappled with the ongoing oppressions of Jim Crow, the legacy of two world wars, the Great Depression, the Cold War Era, the Civil Rights Movement, the growth of conservatism, and the memory of the Civil War.
Ann Short Chirhart is associate professor of history at Indiana State University and the author of Torches of Light: Georgia Teachers and the Coming of the Modern South. Kathleen Ann Clark is associate professor of history at the University of Georgia and the author of Defining Moments: African American Commemoration and Political Culture in the South, 1863 - 1913.
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