Thursday, March 25, 2010

Atlanta's Woman's Club membership

Clubwomen in Atlanta tended to be well-educated, middle class ladies. They were typically good Christian women who were very concerned about helping out in their society. The majority either attended finishing school or colleges throughout the South.
The social status of members of the Atlanta Woman’s Club changed between 1900 and 1950. Clubwomen were always very common, yet they became more accepted over the decades. However, as the number of active members dropped, their social importance did too. This reduction in numbers was mostly due to the two World Wars and the Great Depression. During these times, many people did not have the extra money needed to pay the membership dues. Any extra money that a family did have usually went to buying food or other necessary items. Also, the lower number of active members was partly due to the shift towards the progressive movements that were becoming increasingly popular during this time.

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