Cult of True Womanhood

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3/22/10 Cult of True Womanhood I. Republican Motherhood (after 1783) To describe the change in women’s lives Described the change in elite, white women in the Northeast A. In the New Republic Main job is to educated their children to become good citizens ^ today done by going to public school B. Prescriptive Literature A way to teach the mother’s how to teach their children correctly “Godey’s Living” was an example Used to magazines and things to teach the women C. Aimed at Elite Women Better education for elite, young women This is because they are going to be the women leaders in the future This is the first big push for women in education in the US They are taught basically the same thing as males This causes a change in martial patterns; men want a well-educated women II. Cult of True Womanhood Another term historians have created A. Market-Oriented World Men are leaving home to go to work at the factories Public sphere (sphere of work) – men Private sphere (sphere of home) – women ^ This causes the idea that you are only working if you earn a wage Since the man is gone at work all day, household choices are made by the
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