Helen Barrett Montgomery

Helen Barrett Montgomery

The Global Mission of Domestic Feminism

by Kendal P. Mobley

347 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781602581876
  • Published: February 2009

$44.95

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Helen Barrett Montgomery (1861-1934) was a social reformer, a Baptist luminary, and a prominent intellectual of the American women's ecumenical missionary movement. In this definitive biography, Kendal Mobley analyzes the intellectual development of a fascinating woman and locates her in the context of her rapidly-changing times. Mobley explores Montgomery's early family influences, her education and spiritual development, and her relationship with other notable individuals of the era, including Susan B. Anthony. As Mobley points out, Montgomery believed that Christianity gave women equal spiritual and social status with men. Consequently, she saw "woman's work for woman" as the cutting edge of a global movement for women's emancipation.