2. Improving Prisons, Creating Asylums, Expanding Education 5.1850s, most teachers were women, in part because of Beecher’s arguments but also becausewomen could be paid less than men.
What happened in 1840 with female abolitionists? What did the Seneca Falls activists rely on? What happened in New York in 1860? 1. Abolitionist Women A.Women were crucial participants in the antislavery movement because they understood the sexual abuse female slaves experienced during their life time. B.Maria W. Stewart, a Garrisonian abolitionist and an African American, lectured to mixed audiences in the early 1830s. C.Women began to challenge the subordinate statusof their sex. 2. Seneca Falls and BeyondB.Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott organized a gathering in Seneca Falls, New York,that outlined a coherent statement of women’s equality.of Independence and repudiated the idea that the assignment of separate spheres for men and women was the natural order of society. E.Susan B. Anthony joined the women’s rights movement and created a network of female political “captains” who lobbied state legislatures for women’s rights.
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Slavery in the United States, Abolitionism, A. Ralph Waldo Emerson