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Transcript of Republican Motherhood
Smart = unattractive
Subordinate citizens They are the primary caregivers
of the children of America! NOT Value questioned with shift to market economy Revolution! Women = Petticoat despots?
Men = Hypocrites?
What now for women? While the Cats are away... The mice will take care of the kittens, run the household, and manage the farm -- with dutiful diligence "Idea that women had
vital roles in educating
their children for their
duties as citizens" In other words...
Raise Republican sons
(and daughters) Watering the Seeds However... Abigail Adams "Remember the Ladies!" Foundation of Revolution in Enlightenment Philosophy... Don't women deserve the same freedoms? Why Does It Matter? Stepping Stone Need for education
Outlet for political influence
Recognition of value The Next Step: Seneca Falls Your Turn