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By Nancy R. Reagin

Nancy Reagin analyzes the rhetoric, innovations, and courses of greater than 80 bourgeois women's institutions in Hanover, a wide provincial capital, from the Imperial interval to the Nazi seizure of energy. She examines the social and demographic foundations of the Hanoverian women's flow, interweaving neighborhood background with advancements at the nationwide point. utilizing the German adventure as a case learn, Reagin explores the hyperlinks among political conservatism and a feminist time table according to a trust in innate gender differences.Reagin's research contains a large choice of women's organizations—feminist, nationalist, non secular, philanthropic, political, undefined. It makes a speciality of the ways that bourgeois women's classification history and political socialization, and their aid of the belief of 'spiritual motherhood,' mixed inside of an antidemocratic weather to provide a conservative, maternalist method of women's matters and different political issues. in accordance with Reagin, the truth that the women's flow advanced during this means is helping to give an explanation for why such a lot of middle-class ladies came across nationwide Socialism attractive.

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19 In some cities, restrictions on local franchises were loose enough to permit SPD candidates to win municipal elections, but not in Hanover. Hanover's National Liberal Party leaders, who dominated local government, successfully defended the city's 1858 constitution against attempts to reform suffrage restrictions and broaden popular participation. Municipal franchises were restricted according to a complicated set of requirements based on length of residency, income level, the amount of taxes paid, and whether a resident owned property.

My deepest debt, however, is to my husband, Bill; he gave me the assistance, companionship, and affection and provided the bulk of the child care necessary to finish this work. This book is for him. Page 1 Introduction The entire strength of the women's movement derives from the conviction that the woman, different from the man anatomically down to her teeth, is just as different in her psyche, and that she can therefore bring other characteristics. . to the task of developing human culture. Helene Lange The conviction that the two sexes were divided by innate and far-reaching differences was widespread among all the women's movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

This book is for him. Page 1 Introduction The entire strength of the women's movement derives from the conviction that the woman, different from the man anatomically down to her teeth, is just as different in her psyche, and that she can therefore bring other characteristics. . to the task of developing human culture. Helene Lange The conviction that the two sexes were divided by innate and far-reaching differences was widespread among all the women's movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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