Early_Women_s_Rights_Movement(2).docx - Early Women’s...

This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 6 pages.

The preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 6 pages.
Early Women’s Rights MovementAnalysisObjectiveWhat were the arguments for and againstwomen participating in theabolitionistmovement? How did the abolitionistmovement lead to the early women’s rightsmovement?Brain Dump: Read the historical context on the women’s rights movement in the box below.When you aredone, answer the two analysis questions that follow.Historical Context: Abolition Movement & Women’s Rights MovementThe abolitionist movement enabled women to carve out a place in the public sphere.Women attended anti-slavery meetings and circulated petitions to Congress.Most prominent during the 1830’s were Angelina andSarah Grimke, the daughters of a South Carolina slave owner.The women had been converted to Quakerismand abolitionism while visiting Philadelphia.They began to deliver popular lectures that offered a scathingcondemnation of slavery from the perspective of those who had witnessed it.The sight of women lecturingin public to mixed female and male audiences and taking part in public debate on political questions arousedconsiderable criticism.- Eric FonerVoices of Freedom (Volume one, Third Edition - 2011).Analysis Questions:1.Historian Bill Bigelow once wrote that the ”...abolition movement seeded the movement for women’srights in the United States”. How could the experiences of Angelina and Sarah Grimke supportBigelow’s claim about the relationship between the abolition movement and the women’s rightsmovement?2.In the historical context, historian Eric Foner writes: “The sight of women lecturing in public to mixedfemale and male audiences and taking part in public debate on political questions aroused considerablecriticism.”Thinking about the historical context, gender roles, and American society in 1830, why doyou think women speaking out in public against slavery caused so much agitation?
Primary Source Document Analysis - Directions:You have been assigned to read primary source 1 orprimary source 2.Read your source carefully and answer the accompanying questions.When you are done,work with a partner who has read the other primary source to fill out the venn diagram below.

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

End of preview. Want to read all 6 pages?

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Term
Fall
Professor
NoProfessor
Tags
American Civil War, Abolitionism

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture