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By Robert G. Barrows

ISBN-10: 0253337747

ISBN-13: 9780253337740

Albion Fellows Bacon
Indiana’s Municipal Housekeeper
Robert G. Barrows

Examines the occupation of a number one innovative period reformer.

Born in Evansville, Indiana, in 1865, Albion Fellows used to be reared within the within reach hamlet of McCutchanville and graduated from Evansville highschool. She labored for a number of years as a secretary and court docket reporter, toured Europe together with her sister, married neighborhood service provider Hilary Bacon in 1888, and settled right into a likely cozy regimen of middle-class domesticity. In 1892, in spite of the fact that, she used to be bothered with an disease that lasted for a number of years, an ailment that could have resulted from a true or perceived absence of shops for her intelligence and creativity.

Bacon ultimately came upon such retailers in a myriad of voluntary institutions and social welfare campaigns. She used to be top recognized for her paintings on behalf of tenement reform and was once instrumental within the passage of laws to enhance housing stipulations in Indiana. She used to be additionally curious about baby welfare, urban making plans and zoning, and numerous public wellbeing and fitness efforts. Bacon turned Indiana’s most desirable "municipal houskeeper," a revolutionary period time period for girls who utilized their household talents to social difficulties plaguing their communities.

She additionally chanced on time to write down approximately her social reform efforts and her spiritual religion in articles and pamphlets. She released one quantity of children’s tales, and authored numerous pageants. One topic she didn't write approximately used to be women’s suffrage. whereas she didn't oppose votes for girls, suffrage was once by no means her precedence. however the fact of her participation in public affairs did strengthen the reason for women’s political equality and supplied a task version for destiny generations.

Robert G. Barrows, affiliate Professor of historical past at Indiana collage at Indianapolis, was once formerly an editor on the Indiana old Bureau. He has released a number of magazine articles and booklet chapters facing Indiana background and American city heritage, and he coedited (with David J. Bodenhamer) the Encyclopedia of Indianapolis (Indiana collage Press).


Contents
The Sheltered Life
The snatch of the Thorns
Ambassador of the Poor
The houses of Indiana
Child Welfare
City Plans and nationwide Housing Standards
Prose, Poetry, and Pageants
Municipal Housekeeper and Inadvertent Feminist

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