22.Women of the Southwest AND Far West

22.Women of the Southwest AND Far West - Women the...

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Status of women- women during this period are considered treated and legally defined as second class citizens. Cannot vote, own property, can’t divorce their men, and can’t accuse their men of wrong doing. o Textile workers- women start these. Factories that are shipping out raw goods or importing raw goods (like cotton) for fashion. Women make up 80-90% of people working in these factories. o Reformers- Temperance Movement- led by women and attacking alcoholism. Everyone is drinking because there is lack of food and alcohol fills you up. Alcoholism is common and that causes men to get violent with their women and children. Wants to limit the making, sale and consuming of alcohol. Advanced Schools- movement among women to build their own schools. Women weren’t allowed in regular school so they make school for just women. Emma Willard- started by Emma to teach women. Mental Health Clinics- asylums Dorthea Dix- at the center of this movement. Help clean up hospitals and mental units. When they inspected them these places were run like prisons. Political Issues Elizabeth Cady Stanton- women also engage in politics. Women take sides on slavery. Believed that slavery was evil! Seneca Falls Conference-
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2012 for the course HIST 105 taught by Professor Hatfield during the Fall '07 term at Texas A&M.

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