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Query: The Woman's Era and The Women's Era

I have seen a reference (e..g  Eric Foner's textbook, Give me Liberty) to the turn-of-the-20th century (1890-1920) as a time of female activism that "would later be called the 'women's era.'" (see ch. 17).  In the accompanying 4 paragraphs, he discusses the activism and groups of white women and black women.  He does describe the racism of white-dominated groups, although most of his discussion of black women's club work falls earlier in the chapter in a section called, "The Segregated South.'

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