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Samantha Knotek 2/15/11 Interpretations Chapter 6 Kathryn Sklar bases her essay off the white middle-class activists and their power in America. The goal of her essay was to explain the power that the women had and how their efforts created social change in America. Women became crucial to the efforts of change when they formed coalitions with men to support changes. The women’s role changed; they know longer took the viewpoints of their families- they formed their own political opinion and action plans. The women together formed a new social- science organization; they developed sociology and they used social work as a way to make reform in the nation. There was also the development of the social-settlement movement which was when women chose to live in working-class immigrant neighborhoods in order to help others and grow with their religious and moral values. Women no longer rushed into marriage because of this movement; after college women would live in these settlement houses and engulf their lives in community service for a few years. When the women joined forces with the men, there was a great success. With the women’s
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