EBOOK (Maternal Justice Miriam Van Waters and the Female Reform Tradition)
An inspiring and intriguing story of the life of important
woman in American history A must read for those interested in women s history Highly recommended First all th. in American history A must read for those interested in women s history Highly recommended First of all th. prison reformer Miriam Van Waters made history for her sensational battle to retain the superintendency of the Massachusetts Reformatory for Women in 1949 Maternal Justice provides a compelling biography of this early lesbian activist by moving beyond the controversy to tell the story of a remarkable woman whose success rested upon the power of her own charismatic leadership Estelle B Freedman draws from Van Waters's diaries letters and personal papers to Recreate Her Complex Personal Life Unveiling The Disparity Between Van her complex personal life unveiling the disparity between Van public persona and her agonized private soul With the power an. .
Reform specifically female prison reform The BOOKS STARTS WITH INTRODUCTION INTO starts with an introduction into Miriam to be that she was born from a minister and a woman who wanted than what Is a strikingly unfashionable
Sentiment Today Jane Meredithtoday Jane Meredith San Francisco Chronicle Book Review Editor's Recommended SelectionThis finely crafted biography is both an engrossing read and a richly complicated account of a reformer whose work bridged the eras of voluntarist charitable activism and professional social service Sherri Broder Women's Review of BooksThis is a sympathetic highly personal biography revealing of both the author's responses to her subject's life and in considerable detail Van Waters's family traumas illnesses and love affairs Elizabeth Israels Perry Journal of American History.