The Resource Choosing to lead : women and the crisis of American values, Constance H. Buchanan

Choosing to lead : women and the crisis of American values, Constance H. Buchanan

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Choosing to lead : women and the crisis of American values
Title
Choosing to lead
Title remainder
women and the crisis of American values
Statement of responsibility
Constance H. Buchanan
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Choosing to Lead explains why women's leadership is vital to reweaving the moral fabric of American life, and reveals why this resource is still largely untapped. Historian Constance H. Buchanan traces the long religious history of the idea that women's authority extends only to the home, and explores how this formulation continues, in often unrecognized ways, to shape modern "secular" values. She shows how black and white women reformers in nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century America were able to challenge moral barriers to their leadership, changing communities and the national agenda with their public achievements. Contemporary women, Buchanan suggests, can learn from this tradition as they face similar barriers to their leadership and articulate their own public vision. Buchanan argues that women must play a larger role in national affairs, but not as scapegoats for deep-seated problems. Women's fresh viewpoints on both the norms of the public world and the realities of the private one can be ignored only at great cost to the nation. Choosing to Lead makes an important contribution to understanding the crisis of American values and what - and who - can help solve it
Cataloging source
DLC
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Buchanan, Constance H
Dewey number
305.4/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1410
LC item number
.B77 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women and religion
  • Women
  • Leadership
  • Social Values
  • Social Change
  • Social Responsibility
  • Gender Identity
  • Morals
Label
Choosing to lead : women and the crisis of American values, Constance H. Buchanan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-265) and index
Contents
Addressing the crisis of American values -- A woman's place was in the home: the domestic sphere -- The erosion of authority -- But it's still a man's world -- Recovering women's public tradition -- The difference women made: reconceiving the public agenda -- Toward a new public vision
Extent
1 online resource (x, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029256119
Label
Choosing to lead : women and the crisis of American values, Constance H. Buchanan
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-265) and index
Contents
Addressing the crisis of American values -- A woman's place was in the home: the domestic sphere -- The erosion of authority -- But it's still a man's world -- Recovering women's public tradition -- The difference women made: reconceiving the public agenda -- Toward a new public vision
Extent
1 online resource (x, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029256119

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