Women Reform Movment 1790-1860

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    Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton Married to a lawyer, Henry Brewer Stanton Also founded American equal Rights Association, National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) and National Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) Also took part in the newspaper The Revolution Wrote the Declaration of Sentiments, which was a very controversial piece that was modeled after the Declaration of Independence. It was about the rights of women and was presented at the Seneca Falls Convention
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    Elizabeth Cady Stanton Continued

    Wrote Eighty Years & More: Reminiscences 1815-1897, History of Woman Suffrage and The Woman’s Bible She was very radical, and accepted in interracial marriage
    Spoke numerous times, some of her most popular speeches were “Co-education”, “Our Girls”, “Our Boys” and “Marriage and Divorce” One of the most prominent women in American history
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    Susan B. Anthony Continued

    It wrote about African American and women’s suffrage. Went on a speaking tour throughout the West in 1870 Also advocated a dress reform for women In 1853 she campaigned for women to have property rights in New York, which led to the New York State Married Women’s Property Bill becoming law in 1860 Unfortunately she died fourteen years before the nineteenth Amendment passed, which gave women the right to vote
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    Susan B. Anthony

    Not only was she a women’s rights activist, she also was advocate for African Americans and the anti- slavery movement Formed Workingwomen’s Central Association, Women’s National Loyal League, American equal Rights Association and National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) In 1890 NWSA merged with the American woman Suffrage Association to form the National Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) Wrote The Revolution, a newspaper published in 1868. It wrote about African American and women’s suffr
  • Women's Schools Begin to Gain Respect

    -1821 Troy Female Seminary created by Emma WIllard
    -1837 Oberlin College in Ohio opened doors to women as well as men
    -1837: Mount Holyoke Seminary established, which was an outstanding women's school
    -Critics said "they'll be educatin' cows next"
  • Godey's Lady's Book Founded

    -Magazine that survived until 1898
    -Millions of women remained devoted to it
    -150,000 editions
  • Mississippi

    The state of Mississippi was permitting women to own property even after marriage.
  • Dorthea Dix's Petition

    -Traveled around the country for most of her life and made reports on insanity and asylums from observations
    -Petition of 1843: told Massachusetts legislautre that drunks, prostitutdes, and mentally ill shouldn't be housed in insanitary places
    -Her petition eventually resulted in improved conditions
  • Women's Rights Convention

    -Feminists met at Seneca Falls, New York
    - Read the "Declaration of Sentiments" which declared all men and women created equal
    - launched modern women's rights movement
    - demanded the ballot for females
    - women started gradually being admitted into colleges
  • Some women avoided marriage

    -decades leading up to civil war, 10% of women never married
    -instead remained 'Spinsters'
    -one example of self-liberation
  • First National Woman Suffrage Convention held

    -two active members included Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
    -Main issues dealt with equality in the workplace and suffrage
  • Louisa May Alcott publishes Little Women

    -New England author from Massachusetts
    -one of the great literary figures of her time, male or female
    -Little Women appealed mainly to women