Women during the Depression and the New Deal 10/22!
October 29, 1929 stock market crash - result of no regulation!
Doors that had been opening (professions and education) started to shut !
Retreat to the home and family values, multi-generations living t
"it is absurd - half the citizens keeping the other half from the vote"!
Seneca Falls Convention: (1848). Elizabeth Katy Stanton - Frederick Douglas rose in
support the rst time she demanded the vote - and Seneca falls called for voting r
Working 'Girls' at the Turn of the Century!
- Unprecedented growth of industry created new work opportunities !
Young women largely under 25, very youthful workforce (children often)!
African American southe
Historiography of the American West!
West = America (Cowboys, indians, pioneers, log cabin)!
Electronic games reintroducing ideology!
Historiography - the study of changing historical interpretations of a topic or a period of
Neo consensus his
The Suffrage Movement!
The abolitionist movement-!
1. Seneca Falls, NY 1848: Elizabeth Cady Stantion "The Declaration of Sentiments"!
2. National Woman Suffrage Association (1869) Stanton and Susan B Anthony NWSH,
American Woman Suffrage Assoc AWSA Lucy B
"The New Woman" in the 1920s!
rebellion against rst wave feminism, apper instead of reformer!
post suffrage- new way of looking at women, marriage (much more equal instead of
subordinate): the coed woman!
new presence on college campuses: coed, although
Women in the 1950s!
-The Return to Domesticity- !
I. Women at work - traditional jobs with traditional values!
Women sort of went home when the war ended. but snuck back in without
threatening male jobs, took the jobs they usually had before the war (pin
Liberal Feminism and Women's Liberation
Liberal Feminism (2nd wave feminists)!
Women's Liberation - wants to change
1961 JFK - urged by head of women's
the culture, more radical, want to
bureau, Ester Peterson, to make a
change the way w
Women in WWII !
Rosie the Riveter is the iconic emblem of women during WW2!
Amazing experience of economic equality, doing men's work, but they were doing it as
a show of patriotism !
Bonus marchers still fresh in mind- women were red from more well payi
In the south after the civil war!
Improvements: the 13th amendment which abolished slavery!
Most stayed on the land to work for their former masters!
Some sought to reunite their families !
Many felt optimistic about raising their children as they plea