However, despite being an ardent abolitionist during the Civil War who fought for the emancipation of all slaves , her liberal feminist theory was tainted by a marked strain of racism and elitism that became more conspicuous as she started pressing for women’s suffrage . This marked strain of racism within Stanton’s rhetoric for women’s suffrage can be exemplified by quotation from a letter of hers to the editor of the National Slavery Standard. In this letter, Stanton claimed that “the representative women of the nation” had done their best to free “the negro”, but “as the celestial gate to civil rights is slowly moving on its hinges, it becomes a serious question whether [the representative women of the nation] had better stand aside and see ‘Sambo’ walk into the kingdom first .” Sambo was used as a derogatory term for African American
This movement fought for the right for women to vote because women were denied the democratic rights that were given to men and were forced to focus on the cult of domesticity. The movement started in the late eighteenth century however it was renewed during the Second Great Awakening when reform movements started gaining popularity. The suffrage movement was aided by the abolition movement because slavery gave women a reason to unite for a separate cause. This was a new reform movement, unlike women’s suffrage and abolition, which both had roots that were as deep as those of the country’s, and was unique because of the unusually undemocratic responses that society and its people reacted with. Unlike abolition and women’s suffrage, the asylum and penitentiary reform movement did not gather popularity
Clara then moved to Washington D.C. to work as a clerk in the U.S. Paton Office in the 1850’s. Barton had an anti-slavery opinion and women who had opinions back then were already scorned, so Clara was soon let go from her job for being too controversial. Clara then went back to her home located in New England to continue her views that had gotten her fired in Washington D.C. When 1861 rolled around, she moved back to Washington D.C. The American Civil War has just broken out and Barton was one of the first volunteers lined up at the infirmary to help the wounded soldiers.
Like many African American men, some of the women leaped at the opportunity for adventure by voluntarily participating to fight the civil war. Historians have demented nearly 250 female soldiers who participated in the civil war. Majority of these African American women joined the fight with their male relatives or husbands and their intake was motivated by numerous factors such as thirsty for adventure, the desire to accompany their fiancées, dedication to earn money for their families among others (Blanton and Wike,
Some of the more notable ones include Cleopatra, the last independent Pharoah and Joan of Arc, a girl who fought for the French during the Hundred Years War with England. The women’s rights movement finally began around the mid 1800s. This was also around the time black people were slaves. Eventually, after the civil war was over and slavery was made illegal, the Fourteenth Amendment was passed, which gave all men the right to vote. Many women were angered by this.
During World War I, nurses were recruited from both those already in the nursing profession as well as civilian workers and served as an essential part of the Imperial Forces. Many women volunteered to join the VAD 's (Voluntary Aid Detachment), ANC (Army Nurse Corps), and FANY 's (First Aid Nursing Yeomanry). War service was hard, uncomfortable and often tragic. Overseas the nurses faced severe weather and shortages of basic resources, long hours at work and little time for breaks. These women proved their ability to undergo physical hardships equal to those endured by fighting men and withstand the pressures of combat situations.
The setbacks began during the American Civil War. The movement had lost momentum due to women turning their attention to help in any way they could with conflicts between the states due to the war. After the war was over there was yet another setback for women. At this time the issue of voting rights for black men was arising and became the focus of the society. This came in between the women’s rights movement.
She at first presents this argument to the people that attended the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. This speech slowly spread to the rest of the United states and she became one of the reasons child labor was restricted. Many people saw her as a great hero for helping the children that were working. Kelley presents all three rhetorical strategies: ethos, logos, and pathos. Ethos refers to the ethics and beliefs one has for the topic presented.
Women’s movement was a movement that changed the whole world. It opened up people’s eyes and the views on how women should be treated. During this decade, women took part in the antislavery movement discovering that they faced oppression closer to home. They felt that they are not made to stay at home and take care of children, but to go out in the world and do the things that the men could do. Therefore, as time went on women started to take part in different things like applying for jobs, and getting their education.
“This movement was far from unified, however; strife and division often arose as activists faced the difficulties of meeting the diverse needs and priorities of the women of America” (Andreas et al. ).The WRM did start in the 1800’s which is long before Trifles came out, but the movement lasted until the twentieth century. Through the WRM, Trifles is able to suggest that Glaspell lives in a society of women gaining the ability to protect each other and themselves by fighting for their freedom and rights. Despite the stereotypes and restrictions placed on women based on their gender, they still united as one to gain equality. Trifles came out in the twentieth century and the story illustrates an abusive emotional relationship between a married couple to which Mrs. Wright becomes a suspect in killing Mr. Wright.