Feminism In The 19th Century

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The revival of feminism emerged as a powerful one in Europe and America in the late 1960’s to revive political and social issues associated with women’s actual participation in western culture. While Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the earliest agitators on behalf of fair sex, claimed for their liberty of will in her work The Vindication of the Rights of Women in England, Margaret Fuller had agitated for women’s movement in the middle of the 19th century in America, by showing in her well known book Women in the Seventeenth Century how the women have been marginalized in our society. By the end of the 19th century, J.S.Mill brought out a pamphlet entitled The Subjection of Will in which he, like Wollstonecraft and Margaret Fuller, sought more equality and greater freedom for women. The decade of the 1890’s was a time of intense activity and productivity for Anglo – American intellectuals. In 1893, as part of the world’s Columbian Exposition, the world’s Congress Representative Women met in Chicago. Hallie Q Brown, Anna Julia Cooper, Fannie Jackson Coppin, Sarah J Early, Frances Harper, Fannie Barrier Williams and Frederick Douglas – six black women and one black man addressed the audience. The women’s era club grew rapidly among Afro – American women in the first congress of colored women of the US in 1895. In 1986, the National Federation of colored women united in Washington to form the National Association of Colored Women (NACW). For the first time, black women were
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