Albion Fellows Bacon: Indiana's Municipal Housekeeper - Midwestern History and Culture (Hardback)
  • Albion Fellows Bacon: Indiana's Municipal Housekeeper - Midwestern History and Culture (Hardback)
zoom

Albion Fellows Bacon: Indiana's Municipal Housekeeper - Midwestern History and Culture (Hardback)

(author)
£20.99
Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 22/10/2000
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Albion Fellows Bacon
Indiana's Municipal Housekeeper
Robert G. Barrows

Examines the career of a leading Progressive Era reformer.

Born in Evansville, Indiana, in 1865, Albion Fellows was reared in the nearby hamlet of McCutchanville and graduated from Evansville High School. She worked for several years as a secretary and court reporter, toured Europe with her sister, married local merchant Hilary Bacon in 1888, and settled into a seemingly comfortable routine of middle-class domesticity. In 1892, however, she was afflicted with an illness that lasted for several years, an illness that may have resulted from a real or perceived absence of outlets for her intelligence and creativity.

Bacon eventually found such outlets in a myriad of voluntary associations and social welfare campaigns. She was best known for her work on behalf of tenement reform and was instrumental in the passage of legislation to improve housing conditions in Indiana. She was also involved in child welfare, city planning and zoning, and a variety of public health efforts. Bacon became Indiana's foremost "municipal houskeeper," a Progressive Era term for women who applied their domestic skills to social problems plaguing their communities.

She also found time to write about her social reform efforts and her religious faith in articles and pamphlets. She published one volume of children's stories, and authored several pageants. One subject she did not write about was women's suffrage. While she did not oppose votes for women, suffrage was never her priority. But the reality of her participation in public affairs did advance the cause of women's political equality and provided a role model for future generations.

Robert G. Barrows, Associate Professor of History at Indiana University at Indianapolis, was previously an editor at the Indiana Historical Bureau. He has published several journal articles and book chapters dealing with Indiana history and American urba

Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253337740
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm

You may also be interested in...

Red Notice
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
How to Produce Comedy Bronze
Added to basket
Born Lippy
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
A History of the World in 21 Women
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Bernard Who?
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
A Better Me
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
This Will Only Hurt a Little
Added to basket
Elon Musk
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Kitchen Confidential
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.99
Paperback
Leon and June: Our Story
Added to basket
£16.99   £12.99
Hardback
Overshare
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
One Man's Everest
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite
Added to basket
Cordially Invited
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
Life in the Garden
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.