Nashville boasted scores of women’s clubs, some of which are still active.

“Nashville Clubwomen in the Progressive Era: More than the UDC”
Dr. John A. Simpson is retired from the Kelso (WA) School District, where he taught history for 33 years. He has written five books on Tennessee history.

“A Heartfelt Mission: Elder Care and White Clubwomen in Nashville”
Dr. Mary Ellen Pethel serves as Assistant Professor of Global Leadership Studies and Honors at Belmont University, Nashville. She is the director of


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