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Women, Culture, and Society Professor Yana V. Rodgers Class 8
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Women, Culture, and Society Class 8 Key Documents and Events
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Organization 1. Introduction 2. Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions Historical Backdrop Authors of the Document 3. The Combahee River Collective Statement Historical Backdrop Authors of the Document
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Introduction 1. Objective in this section of the course:  examine feminism as a social  and political movement. 2. Today: examine 2 documents that outline different women’s visions for  political, economic, and social changes from distinct historical  moments in the development of feminism. 3. Each document analyzes reasons for women’s inequality and  suggests how to improve women’s lives. 4. Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions marks what is commonly  considered the beginning of an organized women’s rights movement in  the U.S.   Declaration of Independence used as a model for this Seneca Falls  Declaration. 5. Combahee River Collective Statement (1977) is a manifestation of  feminist activity during the 1970s.  
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Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions 1. Historical Backdrop Declaration signed at the first American women's rights  convention held in 1848 at Seneca Falls, NY.  Contained  first formal call for women’s right to vote.  Convention delegates adopted this declaration as a platform  calling for a broad range of social, economic, legal, and  political reforms to boost the status of women in American  life.  The demand for women's right to vote (called “woman  suffrage”) was the most controversial reform proposed at  the convention.  Women’s movement fought 72 years to gain the right to vote  (achieved in 1920 with the ratification of the Nineteenth  Amendment guaranteeing women's right to vote). 
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Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions 1. Historical Backdrop This struggle encompassed the lives of several generations of 
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