Estefany_Barrera_-_US_Essentials_Analysis_Early_Womens_Rights_Movement_3.0

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Early Women’s Rights Movement Analysis Objective What were the arguments for and against women participating in the abolitionist movement? How did the abolitionist movement lead to the early women’s rights movement? Brain Dump: Read the historical context on the women’s rights movement in the box below. When you are done, answer the two analysis questions that follow. Historical Context: Abolition Movement & Women’s Rights Movement The abolitionist movement enabled women to carve out a place in the public sphere. Women attended anti-slavery meetings and circulated petitions to Congress. Most prominent during the 1830’s were Angelina and Sarah Grimke, the daughters of a South Carolina slave owner. The women had been converted to Quakerism and abolitionism while visiting Philadelphia. They began to deliver popular lectures that offered a scathing condemnation of slavery from the perspective of those who had witnessed it. The sight of women lecturing in public to mixed female and male audiences and taking part in public debate on political questions aroused considerable criticism. - Eric Foner Voices of Freedom (Volume one, Third Edition - 2011). Analysis Questions: 1) Analysis: Historian Bill Bigelow once wrote that the ”...abolition movement seeded the movement for women’s rights in the United States.” How could the experiences of Angelina and Sarah Grimke support Bigelow’s claim about the relationship between the abolition movement and the women’s rights movement ? 2) Contextualization: In the historical context, historian Eric Foner writes: “The sight of women lecturing in public to mixed female and male audiences and taking part in public debate on political questions aroused considerable criticism.” Thinking about the historical context, gender roles, and American society in 1830, why do you think women speaking out in public against slavery caused so much agitation?
Primary Source Document Analysis - Directions: You have been assigned to read primary source 1 or primary source 2. Read your source carefully and answer the accompanying questions. When you are done, work with a partner who has read the other primary source to fill out the venn diagram below. Women’s role in politics: Women in relation to men: Women’s role in politics: Women in relation to men: Catherine Beecher Angelina Grimke Views on slavery:
Primary Source Document 1: Catharine Beecher on the “Duty of American Females” (1837) - In 1836, Abolitionist and Women’s Rights leader Angelina Grimke wrote Appeal to the Christian Women of the South,

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