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Women's Role of late 1800s-Early 1900s
Transcript of Women's Role of late 1800s-Early 1900s
The Role of Women (1890-1920)
Val, Drew, and Megan
The daily life of a woman in late 1800's through early 1900's was very consistent. Get the children up, make breakfast, clean house, cook lunch/ dinner, and if they lived on a farm they would care for the animals and sometimes help harvest the crops. Also, many woman then were very religious and would go to church often. Where most woman then found there husband to be. Even some woman where in to politics and would have peaceful marches for equality and be able to vote.
Women had little to no rights in the government.
Were considered inferior.
Main purpose was reproduction and cleaning the home.
They stuggled to break ideal images about how a women should be.
A married woman had no separate identity from her husband.
Pursuing careers and better educations
Had very few right. (Low pay, no pension)
To be a teacher meant you couldn't be married or have a family.
Conditions in a classroom were terrible (Dark, Crowded, and felt like a factory.)
Teachers were very regimented and had strict rules to follow. (Ex. you couldn't go to Ice Cream shops.)
The Freehall of Sheboygan Falls
Women and Jobs
Middle Class: typists, clerks, telephone operators, department stores
Middle/Upper Class: white-collar professions
Few: lawyers, journalists, scientists, doctors
some chose but others were forced to be single
Education becomes popular
Middle and Upper Class: College
The "New Women"
Young, college educated, active in sports, interested in pursuing a career, wanted marriage based on equality
The social role of woman in the late 1800's through early 1900's was a strange thing to us. Such as when they are only 15 through mid 20's many woman had there kids and lots of them. Also many woman had many friends because of all there similar problems in life. When they are in there groups many of them started social groups and literary groups to talk about they feelings. lastly they also started to become more active in their community such as counting votes, working in their church's, and more started to go to college to learn majors for work.
Leading citizens want to discuss issues but churches refuse
Build their own meeting hall; land donated by Silas Stedman; land overlooks settlement
Used for the
speech; named "
hall"; Site of leading social events
Women are allowed to speak
Civil war begins; Freehall converted into training ground for enlistees
Charles Cole (Cole District) buys building
Cultural Role Continued
Began fighting a number of issues
Respect for working women
Brought nurses and hot lunches in schools
Limit alcohol consumption
Dangers of alcohol in schools by 1901
"Paved the way" 18th Amendment in 1919
Prohibited sale of alcohol nationwide
Cole Dies leaving Freehall to wife Sarah
Newspaper quotes Sarah: "my intent in the property situated in said village known as the Freehall, I desire to secure to any and all so called spiritualists the free use there of and the benefits of any net proceeds for the rental there of."
meaning to rent the hall out to spiritualists instead of letting it be free
Freehall sold again and converted into an apartment house
apartment house (last recorded owner: Henry Waldeck)
Location: 521 Madison Street, Sheboygan Falls, WI
The Freehall of Sheboygan Falls
1882- Richland Center
Publicly a social club, secretly a group of women suffragettes
Wives of buisnessmen
Husband's wouldn't approve
Met at a home
Discussed the growing issues of the movement
1919- Wisconsin 1st to radify national woman suffrage ammendment
1921- Wisconsin 1st to pass equal rights bill