February 11, 2005

The Women's Movements

1) As British and American women were challenging their place in the private sphere, in the way of campaining for marriage reforms and suffrage, how was gender either played up or played down?

2) Consider this statement: "Through 'the press, tracts, books, and the living agent', they were to 'guide public opinion upward and onward in the grand social reform of establishing woman's co-sovereignty with man'".
Here, who is the intended subject? Who is guiding the reform? Who will be co-sovereign with man?

3) In what ways were the Cult of Domesticity reflected in women's campaigns?

4) In what ways were comtemporary racial and class prejudices alienating: Who was alientated? Did complicity in assimilationist tactics shape these alienations?

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