Using Primary Sources

Using Primary Sources - Learning to Stay Summarizing and...

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Learning to Stay; Summarizing and Using Primary Sources. Talk with the sources before you talk at ‘em. ( I frame the summary with a main idea ) Some of us today might think the term feminism is new but it has long historical roots. In February of 1914, in fact, the first feminist meeting ever was held at the Cooper Union in New York City and the meeting was reported in the New York Times. A dozen people half of spoke about women’s rights and about the term “feminism” itself. Half of the speakers were men and, in fact, there were more men than women in the audience which suggests a surprising interest in the issue of feminism among some men at the time. Each speaker gave a different interpretation of what feminism meant and each shared the similar bias that “the [feminist] movement sought freedom for women,” One of the speakers, Mary Jenney Howe, suggested that men as well as women were confined by convention to a “prison” but that men had more privileges in the prison. Another speaker, George Creel also
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2008 for the course COMP 105 taught by Professor Bidell during the Winter '07 term at University of Michigan.

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