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Sisterly NetworksFifty Years of Southern Women's Histories$
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Catherine Clinton

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813066615

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813066615.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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(p.iii) Sisterly Networks
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Catherine Clinton

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066615.003.0001

The movers and shakers of women’s history during second-wave feminism and particularly the women who in 1970 founded the Southern Association of Women Historians (named changed to Southern Association for Women Historians in 1985) would likely be surprised as well as delighted by current strides by feminist scholars and women historians in all fields, but particularly in Southern women’s history. They doubtless would be amazed by how the Southern academy has adapted to female colleagues and feminist agendas. Coming together to celebrate fifty years of organizational outreach, mentoring and fundraising, prize-giving and programming, it is a good time not only to take stock of this organization but also to reflect on our academic enterprise: the challenges and accomplishments at half a century. The fluidity and dynamism of women’s history has combined with important recognition of race and region within the American past, and twenty-first-century shifts take into account the dramatic acceleration of historical revisionism.

Keywords:   Southern Association for Women Historians, feminist scholars, women historians, Southern women’s history, historical revisionism

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