First wave of women’s social movements

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- First wave of women’s social movements: 1840-1925 Enlarging women’s political rights, Voting rights, Alice Paul and Lucy Burns—nonviolent protests, Lucretia Coffin Mott—representative to world- antislavery convention but was excluded because she was a woman; Mott & Elizabeth Cady Stanton—first women’s rights convention: Seneca Falls convention NY 1848 (Keynote address: declaration of sentiments delivered by Stanton) Ties between abolitionists & women’s rights efforts dissolved because many abolitionists believed that voting rights for black men had to precede women;
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Unformatted text preview: movement mostly white); in 1870 Black men granted the right to vote & in 1920 women were granted voting rights Ideal of true womanhood: domesticity-Cult of domesticity: focus on homes, families, and communities led them to participate in efforts to end slavery and enact child labor laws; disagreed with liberal feminists-Thought women were more moral, nurturing etc. than men; led them to believe that women’s moral virtue would reform political world debased by men In 1925 the child labor laws amendment failed, signaling the end of the first wave...
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course COMM 324 taught by Professor Krueger during the Spring '05 term at Maryland.

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