ERIC Number: ED186341
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Women in American History: A Series. Book Two, Women in the Ages of Expansion and Reform 1820-1860.
The document, one in a series of four on women in American history, discusses women in the ages of expansion and reform (1820-1860). Designed to supplement U.S. history textbooks, the book is presented in six chapters. Chapter I describes the "true woman," an ideal cultivated by women writers, educators, and magazine editors. The four virtues were piety, purity, submissiveness, and domesticity. Chapter II focuses on women in the economy. The diary of Frances Kemble, mistress of a plantation in Georgia, describes the physical sufferings of her female slaves. The roles of women in the industrial revolution, professions, and organized labor are also discussed. Chapter III, "Women and the Spirit of Reform," depicts the works of Frances Wright and Dorothea Dix in slavery, criminal, and mental health reform. Pioneers in education for women are also portrayed. Chapter IV concerns women in the abolition movement. The chapter contains sections on the activities of white and free black women in the fight against slavery. Chapter V discusses the movement for women's rights in terms of Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, and Amelia Bloomer (who popularized the revolutionary and liberating wearing apparel for women). Chapter VI describes female editors and writers such as journalist Anne Royall, Margaret Fuller, "Godey's Lady's Book" editor Sarah Josepha Hale, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Emily Dickinson. Questions and suggested activities are provided at the end of each chapter. (KC)
Descriptors: Authors, Blacks, Civil Rights, Females, Feminism, Learning Activities, Occupations, Secondary Education, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Slavery, Social Action, Social Studies, United States History, Womens History, Womens Studies
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Educational Equity Act Program.
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see SO 012 593 and SO 012 595-596.