This session will discuss agricultural reform work by the forerunners of the modern 4-H movement and the progressive impulse to teach women to lift their own farming families out of poverty.

“Canning Clubs and the Uplift of Rural Society”
Dr. Minoa Uffelman is Professor of History at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville.

“Philanthropy as Civic Agency in West Tennessee, 1890–1930”
Dr. Alice-Catherine Carls is the Tom Elam Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Tennessee-Martin.



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


October 26, 2021


5:00 pm CT

6:00 pm ET