The Women Rights in the 1865’s till 19th Century
HIS 204 American History Since 1865
Professor Grant Jones
April 26, 2014
Since women once had few life options beyond the domestic life, the historical developments from the past to present gave women in society new opportunities in their role in life. It is fascinating how the woman’s roles have changed and advanced to this day in age. During the times from 1865 through 19th century, the country couldn’t have been more difficult and different for women today. I will explore the historical developments which presented new opportunities to women. In our history women led and managed a domestic lifestyle. This kept them in the home serving and caring for their families. Over the years the roles of women have changed. From the domestic lifestyles, to the leaders in politics, women have shown progress dramatically in their roles of today. I will outline woman’s roles from the 1920’s though today; of the rights of women and how they have changed over the years where they are today.
What is called “The Antebellum Era”, the women’s rights movement did not begin in a single place. The process of moving a women’s rights movement was far more complex. Before the Civil War, activists organized local and national women’s rights conventions. The national conventions were mostly promoted by Paulina Wright Davis (1813-1876). She was the first periodical devoted to the movement. These national gatherings happened yearly from 1860 to 1870. Each activist used public forum to draft resolutions to make speeches and organized campaigns that helped create a “critical public”.
Autonomy towards women in American history was established by the Daughters of Liberty emerging out of the patriotic willing of the 1760s and 1770s. (Norton, Liberty’s Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800. This was the focused attention on the need for frugality and industry in colonial...