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Women’s Rights. Ashley Austin ETE 100- Section 1 February 15, 2010. The women’s rights centers around four areas of strength. Women’s domestic and family roles Religion and spirituality Reform movements Literary works. Women’s domestic and family roles.

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Women s rights

Women’s Rights

Ashley Austin

ETE 100- Section 1

February 15, 2010


The women s rights centers around four areas of strength

The women’s rights centers around four areas of strength

  • Women’s domestic and family roles

  • Religion and spirituality

  • Reform movements

  • Literary works


Women s domestic and family roles

Women’s domestic and family roles

  • Women’s role in the early days were described, encouraged, and reinforced in the literature of time.

  • Amelia’s Simmons wrote the first cookbook entitled American Cookery, which was published in the United States.

  • She made numerous recipes that adapted traditional recipes that substituted Native American ingredients like corn meal and squash.


Periodicals for women

Periodicals for women

  • Magazines and newspapers were designed for females in the nineteenth century.

  • The first women’s magazine was first published in the United States entitled, Lady’s Magazine, and Repository of Entertaining Knowledge.

  • The magazines offered advice, covered fashion news, instructed in child care, and promoted etiquette.


The women s magazine

The women’s magazine


Indian captivity narratives

Indian captivity narratives

  • Women played a central role in many of the Indian captivity narratives as participants and in some cases as narrators.

  • Some of the missionary literature attempts to describe native cultures, traditions, and stresses the importance of education.


Religion and school

religion and school

  • This division has an important collection of Shaker literature because of the Christian sect’s to the equality of women.

  • Many of Shaker works are by and about women, including biographies of their women leaders.

  • The central role played by African American women in organizing Sabbath schools and benevolent societies is acknowledged in the National Baptist Magazine.

  • In this magazine Reverend J. Francis Robinson celebrates the “pious, consecrated, self-sacrificing women” who bring “stability and support” to such endeavors.


Continued

….Continued

Shakers near Lebanon state of New York in their mode of worship.

Some of the workers and Sunday School Scholars


Reform efforts

Reform efforts

  • The pages of the early women’s rights offers us a window on the beginning of a long struggle.

  • Women’s participation in all the major reform movements may be traced through a variety of formats, including magazines, books pamphlets, and scrapbooks.

  • Women developed skills and expertise that would apply them to other reform efforts by playing a significant role in the anti-slavery movement.

  • Maria Weston Chapman edited the first successful antislavery annual gift book, The Liberty Bell.

  • Women’s innovative organizational efforts can be followed in reports of the Proceedings of the Antislavery Convention of American Women.


Reforms continued

…..reforms continued

  • Click the link below to view the picture: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/rbpe.24800700


Literary works

Literary Works

Only certain works by contemporary women writers and artists are found in the Press Collection or the Artists’ Books Collection.

The artists and their works are:

Susan E. King’s- Women and Cars and Georgia

Johanna Drucker’s works

Slyvia’s Plath- The Green Rock

Arthur Miller’s- Homely Girl

All of their work found in these collections are often published in limited editions and with unusual artwork and bindings.


References

References

  • American women: a Library of Congress guide for the study of women's history and Culture in the United States. (2001). Retrieved February 5, 2010, from Library of Congress: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.02952

  • American Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States. (1815). Retrieved February 5, 2010, from Library of Congress: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.02973

  • Shakers near Lebanon state of N. York. (1830). Retrieved February 8, 2010, from Library of Congress: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a15948

  • Stanford, P. T. (1898). African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A.P. Murray Collection. Retrieved February 8, 2010, from Library of Congress: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/rbpe.24800700

  • Whitman, S. (1899). American Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States. Retrieved February 10, 2010, from Library of Congress: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.02990


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