Monthly Archives: June 2015

Sources in Rural Women’s History, Part I: Letters from the Edge: Life on the Rural Margins of Industrial New England

Historians of the Civil War and Reconstruction eras owe a particular debt to an often-overlooked group of record keepers: homesick women. Continue reading

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Sources for Research: Olive “Polly” Matthews Stone, Radical Rural Sociologist

Olive “Polly” Matthews Stone (1897-1977) was a sociologist and advocate for social welfare, civil rights, and interracial relations in the South. Her life and career—with a focus on radical politics and social justice in rural societies, particularly during the 1930s—have largely been left unexplored Continue reading

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