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Women in the 19th Century: Crash Course US History #16

women in the 1800s

Black women with children are more likely to work than are white or Hispanic women who have children. Rural families relied on the Montgomery Ward founded in 1872 and Sears 1893 catalogs to keep them abreast on the latest conveniences, machinery, and fashion styles. The first woman head of state in the Americas was Juan Peron's widow, Isabel, president of Argentina in 1974-76 see Peron. World War I Greater numbers of women started working during World War I. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination against women by any company with 25 or more employees.

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Women’s Role in Society in the 1800s

women in the 1800s

For evening gowns softer hues were preferred, such as creams, whites and pastels. Ostrich feather, silk or organdy fans were used at evening functions and were designed to complement an outfit. Hattie Caraway of Arkansas first appointed in 1932 was, in 1933, the first woman elected to the United States Senate. At the Seneca Falls convention, a group of women even created a document for women suffrage almost idential to the Declaration of Independence, and named the document the Declaration of Sentiments. Things like soap and candles were often made at home rther than being bought, which was also the housewife's job. Eugenie Anderson was sent to Denmark in 1949 as the first woman ambassador from the United States.

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Men's Roles in the 1800s

women in the 1800s

For instance, laws prohibiting women from working more than an eight-hour day or from working at night effectively prevented women from holding many jobs, particularly supervisory positions, that might require overtime work. Bodices were short with waistlines falling just below the bust. Within any society, the roles of men and women are specifically defined and socially expected. Some male abolitionists including William Lloyd Garrison, Wendell Phillips, and Frederick Douglass supported the right of women to speak and participate equally with men in antislavery activities. I have not found any evidence so far that Nigeria Eboe, as it was called at the time had any main jobs before the British slave traders came, however, i suspect that they would have farmed for crops, including plenty of sugar. She continued her work through several marriages as a seamstress and businesswoman. Lower-working class or Upper-working class? Morality was protected through the promulgation of Protestant beliefs and social protest against alcohol, poverty and the decay of urban living.

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Gender roles in the 19th century

women in the 1800s

Kerchiefs allowed women to maintain modestysince not a lot of skin was shown during this time. But that was often not the case. Early Attitudes Toward Women Since early times women have been uniquely viewed as a creative source of human life. The realities posed by the sheer number of tasks to be completed daily, monthly and yearly stressed even the hardiest of women. Her husband had rights to everything a woman had, including her body.

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Women in 1900

women in the 1800s

Macy advertisement, 1887 The nineteenth century was marked by a move from a society of producers to a society of consumers. But a married woman, defined as being one with her husband, gave up her name, and virtually all her property came under her husband's control. Anthony, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Dr. With the expansion of education, participation in the workforce and social protest movement like temperance, women began to question their proscribed role as quiet supporters of family morality and began to demand direct political participation. The first layersconsisted of a Chemise also … known as a Slip or Shift , Stockingsand Drawers an early version of underwear. I would say that the women who came with religious groups had jobs related to that. These women maintained a very different lifestyle than the others.

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Lives of Women in the early 1800s

women in the 1800s

The chemise á la grecque also represented the struggle for representation of the self and the stripping down of past cultural values. A few intrepid women even ran businesses in their own right and handled a great deal of money. What Types of Jobs Did Women Have in the 1800s? In poorly ventilated, crowded rooms women and children worked for as long as 12 hours a day. Some of the jobs that were available to them were: domestic service, agricultural laborers, seamstress, washer women, and serving the wealthy residents. Often masses of curls were worn over the forehead and ears, with the longer back hair drawn up into loose buns or Psyche knots influenced by Greek and Roman styles. Similar vigils spontaneously erupted in another Ohio town and one in New York. Women were finally allowed to learn and this is again because they fought for their rights.


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Lives of Women

women in the 1800s

Some communities, however, modified the common law to allow women to act as lawyers in the courts, to sue for property, and to own property in their own names if their husbands agreed. Dressmakers would show the fashion-plates to their customers, so that customers could catch up to the latest styles. The south needed more slave labor to balance their economy. Mary Lyon sought education for women. The dresses had a fitted bodice and it gave a high-waist appearance.

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Lives of Women

women in the 1800s

In the 1800s women kept finding more success and bountiful times and kept pressing themselves for more quality and freedom. However, high-waisted classical fashions required no corset for the slight of figure, and there were some experiments to produce garments which would serve the same functions as a modern brassiere. Alice Stewart is an experienced freelance writer who has specialized in creating unique and informative Web content since 2005. About the Author Lexa W. Early Roman law described women as children, forever inferior to men. Few years later, England and France started to show the focus of high waist style and this led to the creation of Empire style. On the other hand, day gowns had higher neckline and long sleeves.


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