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Amelia  Bloomer. Lindsey Abramson, Laura Eckman, & Staci Gelatka. Biography. Born in Homer, New York, on May 27, 1818 Educated for only 2 years, but      remarkably intelligent Became a teacher Married Dexter Bloomer Wrote articles in support of prohibition and women\'s rights in

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amelia bloomer

Amelia Bloomer

Lindsey Abramson, Laura Eckman, & Staci Gelatka

biography
Biography
  • Born in Homer, New York, on

May 27, 1818

  • Educated for only 2 years, but 

    remarkably intelligent

  • Became a teacher
  • Married Dexter Bloomer
  • Wrote articles in support of

prohibition and women\'s rights in

Dexter\'s paper

  • Seneca Falls Courier
  • Joined temperance and women\'s 

    rights groups

  • S.C. Convention in 1848
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Biography
  • Jan 1849 - published The Lily -  newspaper devoted entirely to women\'s issues
    • Suffrage, temperance, education, & fashion
  • Moved to Mt Vernon, Ohio, in 1854, then Council Bluffs, Iowa a year later
  • Had to sell The Lily when they moved to Mary Birdsall
    • Lasted from 1849 - 1853
  • Dedicated to women\'s rights untill her death in Coucil Bluffs, Iowa, on Dec 30, 1894
women s movement
Women’s Movement
  • Suffrage
    • 19th Amendment
    • Ratified August 18, 1920
  • Fashion of the 1800s
    • Corsets, petticoats, and hoop skirts
    • Up to 15 pounds of clothing
    • “Hourglass figure”
  • Temperance/Prohibition
    • Movement to stop the production and use of alcohol
individual contributions
Individual Contributions
  • The Lily- first newspaper published, edited, and typeset by women  
  • Wore pants in public - "bloomers"
  • Lectures beginning in 1851
  • Fashion designer
  • Established churches, Good Templar lodges, suffrage legislation, and the Soldiers\' Aid Society
  • Supported a legal code that ended the distinction between men and women\'s property rights
  • Introduced Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1851
effects of specific contributions
Effects ofSpecific Contributions
  • Encouraged women to throw off their petticoats and corsets, wear looser clothing, with pants underneath a knee-length skirt
  • Argued for women\'s rights
  • Changed social and political culture
  • Increased Awareness
  • Leader
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Works Cited

  • “Amelia Bloomer.” Women of the Hall. National Women’s Hall of Fame. 2011. Web. 22 Mar. 2012. <http://www.greatwomen.org/component/fabrik/details/2/21>.
  • Bloomer, Amelia. “Petition For Suffrage.” United States History: Early Years. Houghton Mifflin Social Studies. Web. 22 Mar. 2012. <http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/ca/books/bke1/sources/bke1_template.jsp?name=bloomera&bk=bke1&state=ca>.
  • Bloomer, Dexter C. Life and Writings of Amelia Bloomer. Boston: Arena Pub. Co., 1895. Print.
  • Bio. “Amelia Bloomer: Biography.” Bio: True Story. A&E Television Networks, 2012. Web. 9 Mar 2012. <http://www.biography.com/people/amelia-bloomer-9216245>.
  • Iowa Women’s Archives. “Women’s Suffrage in Iowa: an online exhibit.” Iowa’s Suffrage Scrapbook – 1854-1920. State Historical Society, Inc., and the University of Iowa Libraries, 2011. Web. 9 Mar 2011. <http://sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/exhibits/suffrage/suffragehome.html>.
  • Kerley, Jessica P. “Amelia Bloomer.” Domesticating the Frontier. Kenyon College, 11 May 2011. Web. 9 Mar 2012. < http://www2.kenyon.edu/khistory/frontier/ameliabloomer.htm>.
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Works Cited
  • National Park Service. “Amelia Bloomer.” Women’s Rights. U.S. Department of the Interior, 27 Sept 2007. Web. 9 Mar 2012. < http://www.nps.gov/wori/historyculture/amelia-bloomer.htm>.
  • Ohio History Central. "Temperance Movement." Ohio Historical Society, 2012. Web. 9 Mar 2012. <http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=560>.
  • Ohio History Central. “Amelia J. Bloomer.” Ohio Historical Society, 2012. Web. 9 Mar 2012. <http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=42>.
  • PBS. “Biography: Amelia Bloomer.” Freedom: A History of US. Picture History and Educational Broadcasting Corporation, 2002. Web. 9 Mar 2012. <http://www.pbs.org/wnet/historyofus/web04/features/bio/B23.html>.
  • Simkin, John. “Amelia Bloomer: Biography.” Women’s Suffrage. Spartacus Educational. Web. 9 Mar 2012. <http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAWbloomer.htm>.
  • Simmons, Linda. “Teaching with Documents: Petition of Amelia Bloomer Regarding Suffrage in the West.” Teachers. The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Web. 9 Mar 2012. <http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/bloomer/>.
i m a g e c i t a t i o n s

ImageCitations

"Amelia Bloomer." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 19 Mar. 2012. Web. 22 Mar. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_Bloomer>.

"Best Places to Live in Homer, New York." Best Places to Live. Web. 22 Mar. 2012. <http://www.bestplaces.net/city/new_york/homer>.

"Biographical History of Pottawattmie Co., IA - Dexter Chamberlain BLOOMER." RootsWeb Genealogical Data Cooperative. Web. 22 Mar. 2012. <http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gonfishn/bhopci/b/bloomerdc.html>.

"The Lily and Amelia Jenks Bloomer." Elmira College Faculty Personal Pages. Web. 22 Mar. 2012. <http://faculty.elmira.edu/dmaluso/loislane/lily/lily.html>.

"MAY 27, 1818 AMELIA JENKS BLOOMER WAS BORN." Sarah Potempa. Web. 22 Mar. 2012. <http://www.sarahpotempa.com/2010/05/27/may-27-1818-amelia-jenks-bloomer-was-born/>.

"RHET 760." CCR Notes. Web. 22 Mar. 2012. <http://www.knavickas.com/femrhet760/blog/2011/05/05/amelia-bloomer-dress-reform-the-lily/>.

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