Final Questions for History 17B

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Final Questions for History 17B 1. Elizabeth Stanton- “ The Solitude of Self Leader of the suffrage movement, radical agenda for complete equality, most suffrage leaders wanted to focus exclusively on suffrage. These people saw her radical stands as more of a hindrance than help. o This is because the Progressive Era was about rationalization and Stanton came from a far too radical view Unlike many of those involved in the woman's rights movement, Stanton addressed a number of issues pertaining to women beyond voting rights o Equality in social life o Equal opportunities of education o Property rights, political equality, credit in the market place o Voice among those who make and administer the law o A choice in jury before whom they are tired, and in the judge who decides punishment (pg. 195) Every human soul in the end is dependent on self, life is a battle and each person including women must be equipped for their own protection, it is the worst cruelty to rob and individual of a single natural right (pg.195) Her speech was seen as a threat to the assertion of manliness talked about in Lears. The explicit linking of manhood with citizenship and voting rights in the Constitution marked a major setback for reformers who supported the vote for women. Jane Addams- “ Why Women Should Vote Many women’s rights advocates claimed that voting was essential for women to achieve their reformist goals but Addams shared a different belief; she advocated her support for female’s suffrage within the values of domesticity. Her vision was also more inclusive than some other supporters of suffrage who used racial arguments to justify their position o She mentions children were dying every autumn as they "have begun to wear the overcoats and cloaks which have been sent from infected city sweatshops." In other countries, notably Scandinavia, England, Canada and Australia, this was unheard of. Italian women wanted a wash house where they could gather as a group to wash their clothes as they did in the streams of Italy, instead of being stuck alone in tiny kitchens. Jewish women expected the covered markets they enjoyed in Russia and Poland. The soot and dust that covered the vegetables in the open markets of Chicago was unacceptably unsuitable. (accepting of immigrants/races)
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She pointed out, how could these dutiful women possibly provide what was asked of them when the City Administration failed to ensure that their basements were dry, the stairwells fireproof, enough windows were provided for light and air, the garbage was properly collected and destroyed, and the tenement buildings were equipped with sanitary plumbing? The men who ran the city didn't understand even such basic needs that women would provide each other without hesitation. The compelling need was to give women the vote so they could fix the problems and get back to concentrating on providing their men with the clean, healthy and tidy households they insisted upon. Belle Kearney- “
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