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A woman's nature : attitudes and identities of the bird hat debate at the turn of the 20th Century

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dc.contributor.author Birdsall, Amelia en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-02-28T20:28:12Z
dc.date.available 2007-02-28T20:28:12Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/675
dc.description.abstract At the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, a group of American women engaged in debate and action against the killing of birds for hats, resulting in one of the first widespread environmental movements in this country and the birth of the Audubon Society. Through an examination of the women's magazine Harper's Bazar, this thesis explores why women wore bird hats, why they decided not to wear bird hats, and the outcomes of their actions. In the steps that women took to end the slaughter of birds, and in the arguments they proposed to support these steps women sought to balance the values of beauty and aesthetics with those of nature and morality. In this issue women exploited the tenets of the domestic sphere in order to create an emotional connection to the natural world and work for environmental protection. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Dept. of History en_US
dc.format.extent 1382258 bytes en_US
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.subject.lcsh Women's hats
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- Conservation -- History
dc.title A woman's nature : attitudes and identities of the bird hat debate at the turn of the 20th Century en_US
dc.type Thesis (B.A.) en_US
dc.rights.access Open Access


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