1. What do critics of working mothers suggest are the most serious drawbacks of their participation in
the labor market?
After the completion of WWII, crime increased among children and it was a said link that, since
the mothers werent in the home enough
1. To what extent do the letters to Carolyn Van Wyck and Deidre support the notion of the New Woman
in the 1920s and 1930s? To what extent do they contradict this notion?
In the letters Wyck expands on how men approved or women working outside of the home
1. How did the characters in these two accounts reject and resist the assumptions about black people
fundamental to the slave system? On what personal resources did they draw to make their challenges?
The Crafts showed us that the slave system can be chea
1. How do these images convey the changing nature of womens work in the 1970s?
These images show that women are taking huge steps to the work field and are able to get
themselves on the map but advertisement that they are available for work and hire.
Riis clearly intended to shock comfortable Americans with his images of the slums. What might
contemporaries have found most disturbing about his representations of immigrant women and girls?
Riis images depict immigrant women and girls working very ha
1. Compare the attitudes and expressions of the factory operatives and the slave women, especially the
slave mammies. How does the fact that one group chose to photograph themselves while the others
were photographed by their masters change the meaning of
1. What do Rush and Murray see as the benefits of female education? How does the proper education of
females differ from that of males?
It gives females this idea that they can receive good respect as well as reputation, also that
males could potentially
1. How do these diverse images of women contribute to our understanding of how gender shaped
the experience of the American Revolution?
Although some women sought specifically for the same rights as men during these time
periods, they made their own marks
1. In what different ways is male headship of family life depicted in these paintings?
In Figure 2.7 you see the man headship as him standing and the women sitting. To me it
portrays the idea of hes in charge, sit down and do as I say type of headship. In
1. How do we recapture the lives of people who left no written records? This visual essay features
images of early Native American women and the cautions that we must read these images
carefully in using them to understand indigenous womens lives. What li
Question Set 1
1. What are the underlying tensions and larger conflicts that lead to the lynching of Thomas Moss?
The whites didnt want the blacks to have their business. The larger conflict was that Mosss
grocery store was competing with the white mans s
1. What are the similarities in the images of women who served as Civil War nurses? What attitudes
toward women help explain these similarities?
All the women are wearing dresses and their hair tends to be pulled back. The first two images
depict women ta