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Roles of Women in the 18th and 19th Centuries

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Women's Roles Then And Now:

Societies have continued to change in every century because of influences of cultures in that time period. As these societies grow and develop, the role of various people in the family structure and unit also changes. The changes in the role of women in the society are mainly influenced by societal perception regarding women. As a result, there are significant differences in the role of women in the 19th Century and the roles of women in the 18th Century. One of the main reasons for these differences is that the modern society has is so fast-paced because of increased technological advancements unlike the 18th Century society. An understanding of the changing role of women in the 18th and 19th centuries can be seen from the conversation between two notable women i.e. Maria Elisabeth of Austria and Queen Victoria of Great Britain.

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Maria Elisabeth of Austria lived in the 18th Century between 1680 and 1741 and was the daughter of Hapsburg Emperor Leopold I. Elisabeth was one of the notable women in the 18th Century following her appointment as the governor of Netherlands and her decision to remain unmarried or single…… [Read More]

Radek, M. (2008, April 21). Women in the Nineteenth Century. Retrieved from Illinois Valley

Community College website:  http://www2.ivcc.edu/gen2002/women_in_the_nineteenth_century.htm 
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19th C Legacy and World

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Foreign Policy, as an extension of this dramatic arms buildup, in Great Britain and Germany, shows that it was clear in the minds of the governments, war was not only inevitable, it was probably necessary for several economic and political reasons. Both Britain and Germany were vying for the premier spot as the dominant European power in both European and colonial affairs. Britain had a head start and more colonies than Germany, something very irksome to the Kaiser. Germany saw Britain's allies in the East (Russia) as being weak and unable to modernize, and believed that France would not risk her homeland on a localized Balkan or Southern European War ("The Deadly Alliances.")

Germany was still reeling from the policy of placing Germany "in the sun" from Otto Von Bismarck -- and, despite the relationships of the royal lineage's of the time, both countries knew that their economic independence and ability to continue the growth they had seen since the turn of the century depended on their abilities to master colonial exports, control the major trade routes to and from Europe, and establish their own hegemony (Wilhelm II, 2009). This is not to say that either Britain or Germany wanted…… [Read More]

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19th C Post-War American Industrialization Thesis Statement

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19th c. Post-War American Industrialization


It is a truism that large-scale warfare tends to increase industrial production and innovation, and that societies benefit from this industrialization after the war is over. In America, the Civil War was followed by the economic prosperity of the Gilded Age -- I would like to argue that the chief effect of this prosperity was to cause new conflicts in American society, which had to be settled by reform rather than Civil War.

This paper will focus on three separate aspects of industrialization: (A) Child labor and other exploitative economic practices / (B) Economic instability / (C) Economic inequality. Aspect (A) will include discussions of child labor in the time period covered, and also discussions of the role played by economics in post-war racial issues (Jim Crow), the radicalization of various populations oppressed by the new economic climate, and the calls for reform. Aspect (B) will cover the financial panics of the Gilded Age, and how they caused such things as the Populist and Free Silver movements. And Aspect (C) will look at the politics of the Gilded Age.…… [Read More]

Hofstadter, Richard. The American Political Tradition. New York: Vintage, 1989. Print.

Oshinsky, David. Worse Than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice. New York: Free Press, 1997. Print.
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19th Amendment and Women's Issues

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Some of them may have failed at first, such as Abigail Adams and Mercy Otis, who unsuccessfully lobbied the authors of the U.S. Constitution to include women's rights in the document. Over and above, abolitionist women drew parallels between the conditions of slavery and those of women. Anti-slavery activist Angelina Grimke wrote in 1836:

"The investigation of the rights of the slave has led me to a better understanding of my own."

That growing understanding of the conditions of women led to the holding of the first Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls in New York in 1848 (Guianoulis 2002). In their Declaration of Sentiments, the women progenitors demanded equality in law with men, education and the right to vote. But their disadvantaged status did not progress very much. The middle class woman continued to confront a dilemma, which was captured by Betty Friedan in her powerful book, "The Feminine Mystique," published in 1963. This book marked the second wave of feminism, which expressed the deep longing of the women and girls for a more meaningful role than cheerleaders and helpmates of men and caretakers of their children. Women put in their minds and resources in developing an ideology of…… [Read More]

10. Spring, AL. (1993). 74 Women Are Changing American Politics. Campaigns and Elections: Campaigns and Elections, Inc. http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2519/is_n2_v14/ai_14321209

11. Thomson. (2005). U.S. Constitution: 19th Amendment -- Women's Suffrage Rights. FindLaw.com. http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/data/constitution/amendments

12. Young, C. (2004). Opting Out: the Press Discovers the Mommy Wars, Again. Reason: Reason Foundation. http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1568/is_2_36/ai_n6196833