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Women in the Late 19th Century
Transcript of Women in the Late 19th Century
Pushed forward fashions and trends
Used spare time for organized reform movements and politics
Expected to become laborers for low wages while caring for their children The Effect of Race What happened Women? to By Stephanie Hoang and Valerie Nguyen The Changing Lifestyle of Women "We would point for them the moral of our experiences: that woman must lead the way to her own enfranchisement, and work out her own salvation with a hopeful courage and determination that knows no fear nor trembling."
-Elizabeth Cady Stanton In the Home Housework was changing due to Industrialization
Tasks remained unchanged, just mechanized
Woman became consumers. Effects of the post-war Era on the lives of average women " A really good housekeeper is almost always unhappy. While she does so much for the comfort of others, she nearly ruins her own health and life. It is because she cannot be easy and comfortable when there is the least disorder or dirt to be seen." -The Household, January 1884 Beginning in 1870, more women graduated high school than men
The "Hull-House", founded by Jan Addams and Ellen Gates Starr in 1890, is the first "settlement house"
Women's Christian Temperance Union founded in 1874
Founded by Frances E. Willard Women and Jobs From patriotism to politics
Utah becomes the first state to allow women to vote in 1864
Offices, factories, retail jobs, nursing, and teaching opportunities
In 1881, Clara Barton received funding from John D. Rockefeller to create the Red Cross
1874 Massachusetts law requiring a 10 hour work day for women.
1 million women in the workforce by 1890. Strati of Women How race, fiscal status, and other social classifications affected women Social Darwinism caused discrimination nationwide.
Race defined the opportunities given to women:
Immigrant women cooked and cleaned, as well as worked in factories.
African American women performed the same tasks they had done as slaves.
Native American women had little involvement in the United States' environment. Suffrage Victoria Woodhull Feminism in the 19th century Women and Economics
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
National American Women Suffrage Assiciation (NAWSA)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Susan B. Anthony
Carrie Chapman Catt Leaders in Feminism Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Susan B. Anthony
Ida B. Wells
Virginia Woodhull Script: Elementary education for girls was easily accepted because the belief was that mothers must educate their children. Even post Civil War with the expansion of schools many were co-ed, although colleges did not give women the same treatment as men because they claimed that women could not handle the rigorous curriculum. In 1837, Oberlin College in Ohio was the first to admit women. The idea of educating women in order to be better wives was counteractive because the more women learn the more they question society and think for themselves which led to one fourth of women who attended college never to be married. Although some women got married much later in life with few children. After college some women used their knowledge for political movements such as temperance and suffrage, others joined literary clubs to maintain their educational skills. What is Feminism? Although the term “feminism” in English is rooted in the mobilization for woman suffrage in Europe and the US during the late 19th and early 20th century, of course efforts to obtain justice for women did not begin or end with this period of activism...However, some feminist scholars object to identifying feminism with these particular moments of political activism, on the grounds that doing so eclipses the fact that there has been resistance to male domination that should be considered “feminist” throughout history and across cultures...
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Ida B. Wells