Women of Fair Hope

This was, of course, a happy discovery for Marie and she both strengthened and celebrated the role ofwomen in Fairhope politics and public life. Marie also found that her Fairhope sisters were unusually active club women.


Author: Paul M. Gaston

Publisher: NewSouth Books

ISBN: 9781603062572

Category: History

Page: 87

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During the depression of the 1890s, a young Iowa newspaperman, indignant over the excesses of the Gilded Age, led a group of midwesterners to the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, where they established a model community based on the utopian ideals of Henry George. In Women of Fair Hope, Paul M. Gaston follows the dreams and achievements of three extraordinary women—an early feminist reformer, an educator, and a freed slave—whose individual desires to create a fairer, more equitable society led them to play important roles in the life of that community.

Coming of Age in Utopia

The Nancy Lewis story in the first of my Fairhope books was aimed at that nexus. By 1994, ten years after Women of Fair Hope was published, Nancy Lewis had been acknowledged in both public and private ways and had entered the town's ...


Author: Paul M. Gaston

Publisher: NewSouth Books

ISBN: 9781588382252

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 358

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In this exquisitely wrought memoir of a committed life, historian, and civil rights activist, Paul Gaston reveals his deep roots in Fairhope---the unique Utopian community founded in 1894 by his grandfather on the shores of Mobile Bay, Alabama. Fairhope grew into a unique political, economic, and educational experiment and a center of radical economic and educational ideals. As time passed, however, Fairhope's radical nature went into decline. By the early 1950s, the author began to look outward for ways to take part in the coming struggle---the civil rights movement. Gaston's career at the University of Virginia, where he taught from 1957-97, forms the core of Coming of Age in Utopia.

Founding Mothers and Others

University of Alabama Press, 1956); and Larry Allums, Fairhope, 1894–1994: A Pictorial History (Virginia Beach, Va.; Donning Company Publishers, 1994). ... The discussion in this section is based on Gaston, Women of Fair Hope, pp.


Author: A. Sadovnik

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137054753

Category: Education

Page: 268

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Interest in progressive education and feminist pedagogy has gained a significant following in current educational reform circles. Founding Mothers and Others examines the female founders of progressive schools and other female educational leaders in the early twentieth century and their schools or educational movements. All of the women led remarkable lives and their legacies are embedded in education today. The book examines the lessons to be learned from their work and their lives. The book also analyzes whether their leadership styles support contemporary feminist theories of leadership that argue women administrators tend to be more inclusive, democratic, and caring than male administrators. Through an examination of these women, this book looks critically at the ways in which the leaders' administrative styles and behaviors lend support to feminist claims.


Members of the Mobile Business Women's Club relax on the porch of Pine Needles , the elegant retreat they built overlooking the bay in the early 20th century in Fairhope , where women could vote and professional females were treated as ...


Author: Cathalynn Donelson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738542032

Category: History

Page: 128

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Three centuries of Utopian dreams came true in the 1890s, when a group of idealists founded Fairhope as a cooperative colony on a lush bluff along Alabama's Gulf Coast. The visionary settlers thought their experimental village had a "fair hope" of success. An oasis of idealism and equality, Fairhope not only succeeded but grew into an elegant enclave of individualism and intellect. The bayside town is the world's oldest and largest single-tax colony as well as a popular resort that draws visitors from around the world. Photographic images herein capture the unique development by adventurous characters with diverse backgrounds. This book is a map of "Old Fairhope."

American Studies

Gaston , Paul M. Women of Fair Hope . Athens : University of Georgia Press , 1984. 143 pp . Delivered as the Lamar Memorial Lectures , this work profiles three women whose lives were shaped by the Alabama communitarian settlement of ...


Author: Jack Salzman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521365597

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1085

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This volume supplements the acclaimed three volume set published in 1986 and consists of an annotated listing of American Studies monographs published between 1984 and 1988. There are more than 6,000 descriptive entries in a wide range of categories: anthropology and folklore, art and architecture, history, literature, music, political science, popular culture, psychology, religion, science and technology, and sociology.

Utopias in American History

Other Single-Tax Communities Besides Fairhope, three other single-tax communities, known as the “three Ardens” in Delaware, have been long-lasting: Arden (founded in 1900), Ardentown (founded in 1922), and Ardencroft (founded in 1950).


Author: Jyotsna Sreenivasan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598840520

Category: History

Page: 417

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An insightful look at the long tradition of communal societies in the United States from colonial times to the present, examining their ideological foundations, daily life, and relationships to mainstream American society. * 40 entries on specific utopian communal movements in American history, from the Puritans to the Amish to single-tax movement communities * 45 entries on special topics related to utopian life, including socialism, Bible-based communism, family roles, and leadership * 25 entries on important figures, including Robert Owen and Eberhard Arnold, and events such as the Branch Davidian disaster * A comparative chronology detailing the dates of existence of the utopias covered * Bibliographical listings with each entry, leading to further investigations in print and online

Communal Utopias and the American Experience

Alyea , Fairhope , pp . 71-72 , 75-76 . 97. Ibid . , pp . 15-57 ; Gaston , Man and Mission , p . 9 . 98. Alyea , Fairhope , pp . 6-7 , 84 , 87-90 . 99. Ibid . , p . 83 . 100. Ibid . , pp . 82-84 ; Paul M. Gaston , Women of Fair Hope ...


Author: Robert P. Sutton

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275975533

Category: History

Page: 170

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Covers community building from New Harmony (1824) to today's secular intentional communities.

Amend the Constitution Relative to Equal Rights for Men and Women

Association of American Women Dentists . American Federation of Soroptomists Clubs . ... Mothers and Women of America , Inc. Congress of State Societies . Pilot International . ... Business and Professional Women's Club ( Fair Hope ) .


Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee No. 2


ISBN: SRLF:A0000135848

Category: Civil rights

Page: 154

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Committee Serial No. 6.

Amend the Constitution Relative to Equal Rights for Men and Women Statements Presented to Subcommittee No 2 on H J Res 1 H J Res 5 H J Res 30 H J Res 42 H J Res 49 H J Res 66 71 80 82 and 96

Association of American Women Dentists . American Federation of Soroptomists Clubs . ... Mothers and Women of America , Inc. Congress of State Societies . Pilot International . ... Business and Professional Women's Club ( Fair Hope ) .


Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary


ISBN: STANFORD:36105045443277


Page: 154

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Fairhope in the Roaring Twenties

Perhaps he was disgruntled because Tennessee, an artist and piano teacher, joined him in Fairhope and began creating sculptures to illustrate his next book. The 1920s opened a new era of opportunity for women, and many began to assert ...


Author: Cathy Donelson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738598925

Category: History

Page: 127

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The 1920s roared into the quiet bay-front utopian village of Fairhope in roadsters and riverboats carrying free thinkers, nudists, bootleg whiskey, Socialists, progressives, and some of the leading counter-culture authors and artists of the century. Founded in 1894 as a model cooperative colony, Fairhope had a name before it was a place because its settlers believed their unique venture would have a "fair hope" of success. Its cornerstone was the law of equal freedom for all. During the Jazz Age, flappers and wealthy visitors from metropolitan centers of Chicago and New York abounded during the post-war boom. They flocked to the beautiful resort spot on Mobile Bay, an entertainment center with dance and yacht clubs and a waterfront casino. The town's individualistic roots also attracted famous idealists, intellectuals, and social critics of the day, as well as mavericks, Communists, and some just plain kooks.