The H-SAWH network focuses on the history of women and gender in the U.S. South.

It is sponsored by the Southern Association for Women Historians and co-sponsored by H-Net, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies.

Recent Content

2018 SAWH Conference Paper

I am looking for a third paper on women's club activities which fit with the 2018 SAWH conference theme of resistance, power, and accommodation. The tentative title of the panel is “Women Themselves Cannot Win." Currently, I have two papers which focus on the 1940s -1950s. My paper is on the Federation’s activities, under Sarah Whitehurst’s leadership as national President of the Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs, in shaping national preparedness during the defensive period prior to World War II (1939 to 1941), and the second paper focuses on the post-war period.