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Southern Women of the 1930's
Transcript of Southern Women of the 1930's
Isabella Buhain Life for Southern Women in the 1930's What was happening in the 1930's? What were the jobs like for women? How did the Great Depression effect these women? Nicky Iravani
Isabella Buhain The Great Depression
During this time everyone was suffering Most women didn't have the opportunity
to obtain a job.
According to the 1930's census, almost 11 million or 24.3% of all women in the country, were employed. It effected every women differently based on their: Why is aunt Alexandra displeased with Scout's behavior? Southern Women of the 1930's Women weren't seen equal to men. 3 out of 10 women worked in either domestic or personal services.
Some women worked as teachers
The majority of women stayed home or helped with family businesses if they could. Age
Race and ethnicity
geographical location .Aunt Alexandra thinks Scout isn't very clever
.scout didnt have enough knowledge for someone her age should have
.Scout acts like a tomboy and dresses like a tomboy
.she gets into fights at school Stereotypical Views: .Black women who were light-skinned who could pass for Whites sometimes, were in White women’s opinion able to “overpower the White man’s will to resist [their] allure.”
.Black women during slavery drew on their sexual relationships with their White masters to gain freedom for themselves and for their offspring. Work Cited Page 19th Amendment The 19th amendment guaranteed women the right to vote.
Passed June 4, 1919.
Ratified August 18, 1920.
The victory to pass the 19th amendment took decades of agitation and protest. How It Was Passed In the mid 19th century, the woman suffrage movement was founded by women who became politically active.
2 different organizations founded by Susan B. Anthony and Lucy Stone were combined to form the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
Slowly but surely they began to win over the states. After the Amendment The role of women began change.
Women worked more, received better education, and had fewer children.
After the ratification, hundreds of thousands of southern women voted for the 1st time. Expected Behavior of Southern Women In the 1930's - black woman in the South is a cook, housekeeper, nursemaid, or all three for one white family.
-The southern white woman maintains Southern Tradition. She establishes "the 'do' and the 'don't' in her children and believes.
-The white woman can never be true to herself, her husband, or her children because she has to be true to Southern Tradition, 1930's Southern Women Actual Behavior
- black women took care of these white families. They cut wood for them and shared with them and looked in on them.
-white women wherent as astravagant as they where expected. After the War many white women where widowed and poor. 1930's Southern Women Expected Attire -Black women where expected to wear work attire.
-white women where expected to dress extravagant. They had to keep the southern tradition.
- The way they dressed was a reflection of there husband and family. 1930's Southern women Attire - black women wore watever they could afford or make. Black women mothering a white womens kids wore a collar shirt usually white with a long skirt.
- White women dressed more conservative while at home, at special ocassion white women would dress extravagant.
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