1.21.09 - -All women are excluded from public law-Women are...

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History 146 1/21/09 CLASS NOTES Why do we study women’s history? - 1840 to present - Patriarchy - Social constrictions - Since 1960s, the thought of history has changed. - History is interpreted by whoever is recording the history - Everybody is making history - Who or what made change happen? - Any effects that caused it to happen? - What remained the same? - How does past decisions effect future choices? - How is the past different from the present? - How did people in the past viewed their world? - Patriachial world view o Male oriented world view o They put themselves in the main focus o Gendered power (power structure) God King Husband Wife Child Servant Slave (ALL ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS) - U.S. law develops through English law
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Unformatted text preview: -All women are excluded from public law-Women are defined by their marital status-Women who marry cease to be anyone-Women were illiterate (most) 1840-1890- the start of lobbying for women’s rights 1975-Lerner starts to look and identify the different stages women have gone through-Women’s history is still controversial-Primary source documents is the building blocks of history-When looking at sources, it is a biased view-Primary source materials o Correspondence (writing) o Diaries, legal records, etc o Tax records, land, vital, business, merchants, etc- how do you find out about women with no documentation...
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