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History of Women in the United States: Social and Moral Reform, Part 2 Historical Articles on Women"s Lives and Activities (History of Women in the United States) by Nancy F. Cott

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Published by University Publications of America .
Written in English


  • American history: c 1800 to c 1900,
  • American history: from c 1900 -,
  • Social history,
  • Women"s studies,
  • USA,
  • Sociology Of Women,
  • Women In The U.S.,
  • History: American

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages275
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12823059M
ISBN 103598416954
ISBN 109783598416958

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  These two significant events in the social and cultural history of the United States, evangelical Protestantism and the transformation in the ways women thought and lived, were closely linked. The typical convert in the revivals was a young women, and it was usually through these early converts that other members of her family were converted. This website is a resource for students and scholars of U.S. women’s history and U.S. history more broadly. Loosely organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between and , the site seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding of U.S. history while making the insights of women’s history accessible to teachers and students at universities.   The women’s suffrage movement was a decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States. On Aug , the 19th . Women Led the Temperance Charge. Temperance began in the early s as a movement to limit drinking in the United States. The movement combined a concern for general social ills with religious sentiment and practical health considerations in a way that was .

  Women’s rights movement, also called women’s liberation movement, diverse social movement, largely based in the United States, that in the s and ’70s sought equal rights and opportunities and greater personal freedom for coincided with and is recognized as part of the “second wave” of the first-wave feminism of the 19th and early 20th centuries focused .   The U.S. women, too, took part in the Holland meeting, and by the time the United States entered the War in , they had already begun organizing into clubs like the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) and the National Association of Colored Women (NACW), hoping to give themselves stronger voices in the politics of the day. Also in the United States, the Woman's Christian Temperance Union () and the Anti-Saloon League () quickly picked up steam. As these groups gathered political power, their strategy changed from moral suasion to agitation for government control of liquor, using social. Women also had not greatly improved their status in other professions. In about 2 percent of all American lawyers and judges were women in , about 22 percent. In there were almost no women engineers in the United States. In the proportion of women engineers was .

The need for reform was highlighted by a group of journalists and writers known as the muckrakers, who made Americans aware of the serious failings in society and built public support for és such as Lincoln Steffens' The Shame of the Cities (), an attack on municipal corruption, and Ida Tarbell's History of the Standard Oil Company (), which chronicled John D. Rockefeller. Nineteenth Century Reform Movements: Women’s Rights economic, political, and social grievances, pointing out women were not allowed to own in the United States. This lesson lets students examine primary and secondary source documents from the   The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man toward woman, having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over her. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world. He has never permitted her to exercise her inalienable right to the elective franchise. granted the United States sovereignty over the Canal Zone in return for a $10 million payment. b. proclaimed the right of the United States to police the Caribbean areas. c. was an executive order by Roosevelt to limit Japanese emigration to the United States. d. was the Roosevelt Administration's policy of supporting U.S. investments abroad.