American Girlhood in the Early Twentieth Century: The Ideology of Girl Scout Literature, 1913-1930

@article{Revzin1998AmericanGI,
  title={American Girlhood in the Early Twentieth Century: The Ideology of Girl Scout Literature, 1913-1930},
  author={Rebekah E. Revzin},
  journal={The Library Quarterly},
  year={1998},
  volume={68},
  pages={261 - 275}
}
Juliette Gordon Low, a wealthy widow from Savannah, Georgia, founded the Girl Scouts of America on March 12, 1912. This organization, the first of its kind in the United States, promoted independence, patriotism, and self-sufficiency among young girls. This article's focus on the Girl Scout handbooks and the additional periodical literature produced by the organization provides important clues as to the kind of advice Low felt necessary to impart to these girls and the types of activities the… Expand
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