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Progressive Women A crucial focus for women’s activism was the settlement house movement… Though the 19th century was a time of “separate spheres” in which women were supposed to be at home, the female progressives defended their new activities as an extension-not a rejection- of the traditional roles of wife and mother….. Florence Kelley,…IN 1899 Kelley took control of the newly founded National Consumers League….Muller vs. Oregon (1908) would lead to protecting women workers since they are weaker in body….. With all of these results, the new American welfare state that emerged from female activism
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Unformatted text preview: focused more on protecting women and children than on granting benefits to everyone. Not all reform met with success at first. In 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in NYC had a fire, by 1917 the 30 states had workers compensation laws on the books-thus…. . Alcohol was a target,….the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, founded by Frances E Willard, mobilized nearly 1 million women to make the world homelike and built the WCTU… The anti saloon league was a major ally. Soon, many towns would become dry but the cities still were wet because of the huge immigrant population from the Old World....
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  • Spring '11
  • PIETRZAK
  • Florence Kelley, American welfare state, Triangle Shirtwaist Company, settlement house movement…, newly founded National

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