Emissaries: The Overseas Work of the American Ywca, 1895-1970

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Fron the dust jacket flap: "Between 1895 and 1970, over 800 professional staff of the Young Women's Christian Association served overseas as educators, social workers, public health experts, camp directors, managers of hostels and agricultural advisors."

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This is a fascinating, immensely readable book that should appeal to anyone interested in the global woman's movement, the history of Protestant missionary activity, American relief work abroad, women's history, and the YWCA. Telling the story of over 800 professional staff who served in more than 30 countries as educators, social workers, and labor and agricultural advisers, it documents the YWCA's historical commitment to personal piety and social service. The author, who has served on the board of the International Division of the YWCA, sensitively describes the personal problems women agents faced in daily life and explains how their efforts were interwoven with international social and political developments, including changing cultural perceptions of women's role. Marie Marmo Mullaney, History Dept., Caldwell Coll., N.J.
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