During the Progressive Era, women made societal changes, while trying to balance and stretch their traditional roles.

“County Women in Rural Tennessee: The Suffrage Question”
Aubrie McDaniel, M.A. in Public History from Middle Tennessee State University, wrote her Master’s thesis on the rural realities that shaped Tennessee country women’s attitudes about woman suffrage.

“Work of African American Women’s Associations in Tennessee”
Leigh Ann Gardner’s monograph To Care for the Sick and Bury the Dead: African American Lodges and Cemeteries in Tennessee is available this winter from Vanderbilt University Press.

Tennessee 101 is funded in part by a grant from Humanities Tennessee, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


January 25, 2022


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