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Elna C. Green

Allen Morris Professor of History


Florida State University
Tallahassee, Fl 32306-2206
Office: (850) 644-9531 Fax: (850) 644-6402
email: egreen at mailer.fsu.edu

Employment:

2004-present Professor, Florida State University


1998-2004 Associate Professor, Florida State University
1993-1998 Assistant Professor, Sweet Briar College
1992-1993 Visiting Assistant Professor, Tulane University

Education:

Ph.D. in US History, Tulane University 1992


M.A. in History, Wake Forest University 1984
B.A. in History, Wake Forest University 1982

Publications:

Books--

(editor) Looking for the New Deal: Letters from Florida Women during the Great Depression
(Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2007) series: Southern Women’s Letters & Diaries

(author) This Business of Relief: Confronting Poverty in a Southern City, 1740-1940 (Athens:
University of Georgia Press, 2003)

(editor) The New Deal and Beyond: Social Welfare in the South since 1930 (Athens: University of
Georgia Press, 2003)

(editor) Before the New Deal: Social Welfare in the South, 1830-1930 (Athens: University of
Georgia Press, 1999)

(author) Southern Strategies: Southern Women and the Woman Suffrage Question (Chapel Hill:
University of North Carolina Press, 1997)
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Journal Articles--

“Protecting Confederate Soldiers and Mothers: Pensions, Gender, and the Welfare State in the U.S.
South, a Case Study from Florida,” Journal of Social History vol.39 (Summer 2006)

“Hidden in Plain View: Eugene Poulnot and the History of Southern Radicalism,” Florida
Historical Quarterly vol.84 (Winter 2005-2006)

“Gendering the City, Gendering the Welfare State: The Nurses’ Settlement of Richmond, 1900-
1930,” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography vol.113 (2005)

"From Antisuffragism to Anticommunism: The Conservative Career of Ida M. Darden" Journal of


Southern History vol. 65 (May 1999)

"Infanticide and Infant Abandonment in the New South: Richmond, Virginia, 1865-1910" Journal
of Family History vol. 24 (April 1999)

"New Women," "True Daughters," and "Mad Women": The Literature on Woman Suffrage in the
South," Atlanta History vol. Xl (Fall-winter 1996-97) [A Special Issue on Southern Women's
History]

"The Rest of the Story: Kate Gordon and the Opposition to the Nineteenth Amendment in the
South," Louisiana History Vol.33 (Spring 1992)

"Those Opposed: The Antisuffragists in North Carolina, 1900-1920," North Carolina Historical
Review Vol. 67 (July 1990)

Book Chapters–

"Infanticide and Infant Abandonment in the New South: Richmond, Virginia, 1865-1910," in
Killing Infants: A Comparative History of Infanticide (Edwin Mellen Press, 2005) [a reprint of my
article from the Journal of Family History]

“The State Suffrage Campaigns: Virginia as a Case Study” in Virginia Reconsidered: New Histories
of the Old Dominion edited by Kevin R. Hardwick and Warren R. Hofstra (Charlottesville:
University of Virginia Press, 2003)

"National Trends, Regional Differences, Local Circumstances: Social Welfare in New Orleans,
1877-1929," in Before the New Deal: Southern Social Welfare History, 1830-1930 (Athens:
University of Georgia Press,1999)

"'Ideals of Government, of Home, and of Women': The Ideology of Southern Antisuffragism," in


Virginia Bernhard, Betty Brandon, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Theda Perdue, and Elizabeth H.
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Turner (eds.), Hidden Histories of Women in the New South (Columbia: University of Missouri
Press, 1994)

Other Publications–

"Social Reform/Social Work," and "Family History," Reader's Guide to American History Edited
by Peter J. Parish (Cambridge: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997)

Grants and Fellowships:

*Florida State University, Sabbatical Grant, AY 2004-2005


*Franklin Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park: Travel Grant, July 2002
*Florida State University, Council for Creativity and Research: Developing Scholar Award, April
1999
*Florida State University, Council for Creativity and Research: Planning Grant, Fall 1998: Data
Entry, Richmond Almshouse Admission Registers
*Sweet Briar College, Grant-in-aid of Research, Fall 1997: Data Entry, Richmond Almshouse
Admissions Registers
*Sweet Briar College, Grant-in-aid of Research, Spring 1996: Data Entry, Richmond Almshouse
Admissions Registers
*American Council of Learned Societies Research Fellowship, July-December 1995
*Sweet Briar College, Grant-in-aid of Research, Fall 1993: Southern Settlement Houses & the
Origins of Social Work
*Mellon Research Fellowship, Virginia Historical Society, Summer 1992
*Patricia Harris Dissertation Fellowship, Tulane University, 1990-1992

Invited Lectures:

March 2005. “Lily in the Middle: Lily Hammond and the Southern Women’s Interracial
Cooperation Movement,” Women’s History Month, Augusta State University

May 2004. “Confederate Pensions and Southern Social Welfare,” Modern History Workshop,
Louisiana State University

March 2004. “The Home, Heaven, and Mother Party: Women Antisuffragists in the South,”
Pickens-Salley Symposium on the Woman Suffrage Movement in the South, University of South
Carolina-Aiken

March 1999. “Suffrage and Segregation” Conference on “The Segregated South,” Cambridge
University

May 1998. "Home Rule: Woman Suffrage and the Struggle for Power in the New South."
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Colloquium on Southern Women's History, Cambridge University

February 1998. “New Women, True Daughters, and Mad Women.” Seminar in Southern History,
University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

April 1996. Lamar Lecturer, Wesleyan College, Macon, Ga. [An Endowed Lectureship in Southern
Studies]

Other Honors and Awards:

*Hold Allen Morris Chair in Florida and New South History, 1998 - Present

*Southern Strategies Named "Outstanding Academic Book for 1997" by Choice Magazine

*Mortar Board Salutes, for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Newcomb College of Tulane
University, April 1993

Conference Presentations:

April 2006. “Sit-Down in the Sewing Room: The Tampa Sewing Room Strike of 1937,” Annual
Meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Washington DC

June 2005. “Stitching for the State: Women’s Work Relief in the New Deal South,” Berkshire
Conference on the History of Women, Claremont, CA

November 2002. “Building the Confederate Welfare State,” Annual Meeting of the Southern
Historical Association, Baltimore

April 1999. "The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Gender, Resistance, and Agency in the City
Almshouse, Richmond, Virginia, 1865-1930," Annual Meeting of the Organization of American
Historians, Toronto

January 1999. "Race, Gender, and Social Welfare in the New South: African-American Women
and the Richmond City Almshouse, 1865-1930," Annual Meeting of the American Historical
Association, Washington, Dc

May 1997. "Infanticide and Infant Abandonment in the New South: Richmond, Virginia, 1885-
1915," Carleton Conference on the History of the Family, Ottawa

January 1997. "Poorhouse Babies: The Almshouse as Maternity Home in Richmond Virginia,"
American Historical Association Annual Meeting, New York
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June 1996. "From Antisuffragism to Anticommunism: The Conservative Career of Ida M. Darden
[Ft. Worth, Texas]," 10th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Chapel Hill

March 1996. "Gender and the Origins of Anticommunism: The Conservative Career of Ida M.
Darden [Ft. Worth, Texas]," Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Chicago

November 1994. "Southern Settlement Houses and the Emergence of Professional Social Workers
in the South," Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting, Louisville, Ky

October 1994. "Gender and Charity: New Orleans in the Progressive Era," Social Science and
History Association, Annual Meeting, Atlanta

March 1993. "Towards an Historiography of the Southern Suffrage Movement," Alabama


Women's History Forum, Birmingham, Al

March 1993. "Family Values: The Conservative Career of Ida M. Darden, 1920-1960," Southwest
Social Science Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans

June 1991. "The Ideology of Southern Antisuffragism: White Supremacy Vs. White Monopoly,"
2nd Conference of Southern Association of Women Historians, Chapel Hill

March 1990. "The Rest of the Story: Kate Gordon and the Ratification of the Nineteenth
Amendment," Louisiana Historical Association Annual Meeting, Monroe, La

March 1990. "Mary Hilliard Hinton and the Antisuffrage Movement in North Carolina,"
Symposium on North Carolina Women's History, Raleigh

March 1989. "The Peculiar State of Antisuffragism That Was Louisiana," Conference on Women
in the South, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

June 1988. "Those Who Said No": The Antisuffragists in North Carolina," 1st Conference of the
Southern Association for Women Historians, Converse College, SC

Other Conference Participation:

March 2004. Chair and Commentator, Florida Conference of Historians, session on U.S. Women’s
History in the 20th Century

June 2003. Moderator and organizer, 6th Conference of the Southern Association of Women
Historians, workshop on “From a Dissertation to a Book”

April 2003. Chair and Commentator, Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting,
session on “The Great Society’s Southern Legacies: Social Justice and Social Welfare” [withdrew,
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medical emergency]

June 2002. Commentator, Berkshire Conference, Session on “Women and Welfare: Comparative
Histories from the English-speaking World”

October 2001. Chair & Commentator, Gulf Coast Historical Association, Session on “20th Century
Mobile”

March 2001. Moderator, Florida Conference of Historians, Two Sessions on “Women in U.S.
History”

January 2001. Chair, American Historical Association, Session on “In the Shadow of the Southern
Poorhouse: A Regional Approach to Social Policy”

November 2000. Chair/commentator, Southern Historical Association, Session on “The Civil War,
The State, and Social Responsibility”

June 2000. Chair/commentator, 5th Conference of the Southern Association of Women Historians,
Session on “Sex and the State in the 20th Century South”

February 2000. Chair, Allen Morris Conference on the History of Florida and the Atlantic World,
Session on “Gender and Culture in Florida and the Atlantic World”

November 1998 Chair, Southern Historical Association, Session on "Carrying the Torch: African
American and White Georgia Women Engage Progressive and New Deal Reforms, 1920-1945"

June 1997. Commentator, 4th Conference of the Southern Association of Women Historians,
Session on "Black Women's Activism and Benevolence"

May 1997. Commentator, Carleton Conference on the History of the Family, Session on
"Childhood in 18th and 19th Century America"

April 1996. Roundtable Participant, "Southern Women in Politics and Education," Symposium
Sponsored by Newcomb College, Tulane University, New Orleans, La

November 1995. Moderator, Panel on "Woman Suffrage in the South," Conference on Southern
Women's History Sponsored by the North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, NC

Other Professional Service:

*Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. of History, Florida State University, 2002-
present
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*Director, Allen Morris Conference on the History of Florida & the Atlantic World, Held Biennially
at Florida State University 2000-present

*Editorial Board, Florida Historical Quarterly, 2004-2006

*Editorial Board, North Carolina Historical Review, 2005-2008

*Chair, Program Committee, 7th Conference of the Southern Association of Women Historians
(2006)

*Chair, Graduate Committee, Southern Association of Women Historians, 2002-2003, & 2003-2004

*Member, Program Committee, 5th Conference of the Southern Association of Women Historians
(1999)

*Member, Taylor Prize Committee of Southern Association of Women Historians, 1996-1997.


(Awards an Annual Prize for the Best Article in Southern Women's History)

*Refereed Articles for Journal of Women's History, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography,
Journal of Southern History, Social Service Review, Journal of American History, Florida
Historical Quarterly

*Refereed book manuscripts for Oxford UP, University of Georgia Press, University of South
Carolina Press, University Press of Florida

*Editorial Board, H-SHGAPE (On-line Discussion Group Sponsored by the Society for Historians
of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era) 1995-1998

*Book Review Editor, H-SAWH (On-line Discussion Group Sponsored by the Southern
Association of Women Historians) 1997-1998

Current Teaching Areas:

Undergrad Graduate

The South Since 1865 The South Since 1865


Florida Since 1821 Florida Since 1821
Women in Southern History Women in the New South
Women in 19th Century America Southern Historiography
The New Deal Social Welfare in U.S.
Teaching College History
The New Deal
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Books Reviewed:

Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South by Catherine Fosl,
Journal of American History [Sept 2004]

Un-Am erican W omanhood: Antirad icalism, An tifeminism, an d the F irst Red Sca re by Kim E. Nielson, in American
Historical Review [Oct 2002]

Crime , Sexua l Violence, and C lemen cy: Florida’s Pa rdon Boa rd and Pena l System in the Prog ressive Era by Vivien
M.L. M iller, in Florida H istorical Quarterly [Fall 2001]

Lost Revolutions: the South in the 1950s by Pete Daniel, in Florida H istorical Quarterly [Summer 2001]

Southern Paternalism and the American Welfare State: Economics, Politics, and Institutions in the South, 1865-1965 by
Lee Alston and Joseph Ferrie, in Law and H istory Review [Summer 2001]

Children’s Interests/Mothers’ Rights: the Shaping of America’s Child Care Policy by Sonya Michel, in Journal of
Interdisciplinary History [Autumn 2000]

Harnessing the Power of Motherhood: The National Florence Crittenton Mission, 1883-1925 by Katherine G. Aiken.
H-Net review, published by H-SAW H [June 199 9]

Kidnapped: Child Abduction in America by Paula S. Fass, in Journ al of Family History [January 1999]

The Power of Femininity in the New South: Women's Organizations and Politics in North Carolina, 1880-1930 by
Anastatia Sims, in North Carolina Historical Review [July 1998]

Gender & Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920 by Glenda Elizab eth
Gilmore, in North Carolina Historical Review [1997]

Wom en of the Far Right: The M others' Movem ent and W orld War II by Glen Jeansonne, in Journ al of Sou thern H istory
[November 1997]

Gendered Strife & Confusion: The Political Culture of Reconstruction by Laura Edwards, in Choice [Oct. 1997]

Ellen S. Woodward, New Deal Advocate for Women by Martha Swain, in Journ al of Sou thern H istory [Aug 1996]

Stepping Out of the Shadows: Alabama Women, 1819-1990 Edited by Ma ry Martha Thom as, in North Carolina
Historical Review [October 1995]

Matronage: Patterns in Women's Organizations, Atlanta, 1890-1940 by Darlene R. Roth, in Choice [Nov 1995]

The Status of Women in Georgia, 1783-1860 by Eleanor Boa twright, in Choice [April 1995]

Ho w Am I to Be H eard ? Letters of Lillian Sm ith Edited by Ma rgaret Rose Gladney, in Journ al of Sou thern H istory
[February 1995]

Bittersw eet Legac y: Th e Bla ck an d White Better Classes in Charlotte by Jeanette Greenwood, in Choice [November
1994]

A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton's Civil War by Stephen B. Oates, in Choice [September 1994]

A Voice of Their Own: The Woman Suffrage Press, 1840-1910 by M artha S olom on, in Gulf Coast Historical Review
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[Summer 199 4]

Lou Henry H oov er: Essays on a Busy Life Edited by Dale M ayer, in Choice [April 1994]

All-American Girl, the Ideal of Real Woman hood in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America by Frances B. Cogan, in North
Carolina Historical Review [January 1990]

revised September 2006