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Unformatted text preview: History states that the women of the west were seen as equals way before the 19th Amendment was ever passed. Western wives were not at home taking care of the kids, cooking and cleaning all day. Instead, they were working side by side, next to the men. They were not seen as inferior, but the same. In turn, they were allowed to vote in elections, helping to make progress in womens rights a reality. Steinbeck was ahead of his time in giving Ma Joad the role as the leader of the family at the end of the novel...
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- The Grapes of Wrath , Grapes of Wrath, Ma Joad