CA 374 March 22 - CA 374 3/22 Mary Ashton Rice Livermore...

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CA 374 3/22 Mary Ashton Rice Livermore - o Calvinist Upbringing o Younger sister passed away at a young age and that shaped Mary’s religious views o She left home and went to work for a Virginia family and was introduced to slavery. She became an abolitionist. o Later on she turns to universalism - Turn to Universalism o Marriage to Daniel Livermore o Believed salvation was possible for all o Universalism meshed well with her life and beliefs - U.S. Sanitary Commission o Role of Woman in Society - Woman’s Suffrage - “During the war, and as the result of my own observations, I became aware that a large portion of the nation’s work was badly done, or not done at all, because woman was not recognized as a factor in the political world.” - They were packaging care packages, medicine, etc. - By the end of the war she wanted a reform for women Approaches to Women’s Suffrage - Women were supposed to have piety, purity, be submissive, feel that men were authority figures and that they should respect them, and should be domestic. They needed to be good mothers and raise good sons who would be future citizens. Daughters were kind of important because they were going to be mothers who would raise sons and needed to know how to do so. -
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