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Battling Nell [electronic resource] : the life of southern journalist Cornelia Battle Lewis, 1893-1956 / Alexander S. Leidholdt.

By: Leidholdt, Alexander.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Southern biography series: Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2009Description: 1 online resource (xi, 331 p., [8] p. of plates) : ill.ISBN: 9780807136706 (electronic bk.); 0807136700 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Lewis, Nell Battle, 1893-1956 | Women journalists -- North Carolina -- Biography | Journalists -- United States -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Battling Nell.DDC classification: 070.92 | B Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- A gilded cage -- Beyond the pale -- A mind of her own -- A knife in the back -- Barbarous Gaston -- In desperation -- "A poor burnt child" -- New battlegrounds -- Fanning the flames -- "With all deliberate speed" -- Conclusion.
Summary: A longtime columnist for the Raleigh News and Observer, Cornelia Battle Lewis earned a national reputation in the 1920s and 1930s for her courageous advocacy on behalf of women's rights, African Americans, children, and labor unions. Late in her life, however, after fighting mental illness, Lewis reversed many of her stances and railed against the liberalism she had spent her life advancing. In Battling Nell, Alexander S. Leidholdt tells the compelling and ultimately tragic life story of this groundbreaking journalist against the backdrop of the turbulent post-Reconstruction Jim Crow South and.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-320) and index.

Introduction -- A gilded cage -- Beyond the pale -- A mind of her own -- A knife in the back -- Barbarous Gaston -- In desperation -- "A poor burnt child" -- New battlegrounds -- Fanning the flames -- "With all deliberate speed" -- Conclusion.

A longtime columnist for the Raleigh News and Observer, Cornelia Battle Lewis earned a national reputation in the 1920s and 1930s for her courageous advocacy on behalf of women's rights, African Americans, children, and labor unions. Late in her life, however, after fighting mental illness, Lewis reversed many of her stances and railed against the liberalism she had spent her life advancing. In Battling Nell, Alexander S. Leidholdt tells the compelling and ultimately tragic life story of this groundbreaking journalist against the backdrop of the turbulent post-Reconstruction Jim Crow South and.

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