1.05 19th Century Foundations of American Literature - 1.05 19th Century Foundations of American Literature The short story I chose to read is The Story

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1.05 19th Century Foundations of American Literature The short story I chose to read is The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin and the historical document I chose to read is "Ain't I a Woman?" by Sojourner Truth. During the 19 th century, the lives of black women and white women differed greatly due to the way people treated them. Black women did not have many of the same rights that white women did, including the rights to keep their children and go to school. Black women were not treated as humans during the 19 th century. However, all women during this time had many rights taken away. Even white women were unable to vote or run for president. Most men thought women couldn’t have as many rights as men, 'cause Christ wasn't a woman!" They believed women should cook, clean, and not have many rights. White women were treated better than black women, but they still were not treated fairly. In conclusion, women, black or white, in the 19th century didn't have as many rights as they do now.
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