The Torchbearers

The Torchbearers

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qBlair's meticulous research has produced a complex work that is both encyclopedic and lively.q -- The Journal of American History qWith its valuable bibliography, this book should be an essential purchase for most libraries.q -- Choice qWith its detailed examination of both local and national organizations, this volume is a valuable addition both to the growing literature on women's associations and to the development of nonprofit enterprise in the arts.q -- ARNOVA News q... Blair's insistence on the significance of her subject and her skillfully researched treatment of it is welcome and useful.q -- American Historical Review qReaders interested in women's history, American cultural hsitory, and popular culture should all enjoy this book.q -- Illinois Historical Journal qAn indispensible overview of women's cultural activities in promoting and popularizing a wide variety of cultural enterprises, from music to artists' colonies.q -- Kathleen D. McCarthy The women's arts clubs that flourished during the Progressive Era were more than havens for artistic dilettantes. As advocacy groups they effectively promoted universal access to the fine arts, leaving a vital legacy of cultural programs and institutions.Massachusetts State Federation of Womena#39;s Clubs, Federation Manual (1921-22 ). ... Club Papers, Southwest Museum, Los Angeles; Suzanne M. Pate, aquot;The History of the Spokane Art League, aquot; (Senior Honors Thesis, ... See, for example, vol.

Title:The Torchbearers
Author:Karen J. Blair
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 1994-02-22


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