An explosion of clubs started in the mid-1800's with the formation of clubs designed by women, run by women and created for the betterment of women - clubs like Sorosis and the New England Women's Club led the way. In 1890, the General Federation of Women's Clubs was founded as a place for the various women's clubs to work together. To give an idea of the growth of the movement, sixty-six clubs initially formed the federation in 1890. By 1916 there were over 2,000 clubs in the Federation.
Why would a group of social clubs for women be important to history? Read on and see....
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