Journals Higher Education



Published: 11 March 1993

328 Pages | 21 photos

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195084306

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Relations of Rescue

The Search for Female Moral Authority in the American West, 1874-1939

Peggy Pascoe

In this study of rescue homes for women in the American West, Pascoe explores the relationships between women reformers and their male opponents, and between the reformers and the women they sought to reform (Chinese immigrants, Mormon polygamous wives, American Indians, and unmarried mothers), raising provocative questions about historians' understanding of the dynamics of social feminism, social control, and intercultural relations.