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A New Moral VisionGender, Religion, and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917$
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Andrea L. Turpin

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781501704789

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501704789.001.0001

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Serving the College and the Nation YMCAs and YWCAs on Campus

Serving the College and the Nation YMCAs and YWCAs on Campus

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(p.235) Chapter 11 Serving the College and the Nation YMCAs and YWCAs on Campus
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A New Moral Vision
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Andrea L. Turpin

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501704789.003.0012

This chapter discusses the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) and the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA). Their popularity sprang in part from the fact that college and university administrations often responded to the changing role of religion in higher education by outsourcing a significant portion of student religious life. Thus, like campus administrations, these national organizations had a voice in influencing students' moral outlook. Still, students themselves shaped the nature of local campus chapters. Indeed, Pan-Protestant student religious associations at most of these institutions amassed a complex history of affiliating and de-affiliating with the national Ys according to local needs and inclinations.

Keywords:   YMCA, YWCA, campus administrations, Pan-Protestant student, religious associations, local campus chapters

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