The Rebelling Belle in Katherine Anne Porter’s Old Mortality When one hears about the American South, one of the first things that come to mind is the Southern Belle. With their elegant dresses and their unmistakable charm, the belles have definitely left their mark on history. But were all the belles accepting their position within the Southern society?
Susan B. Anthony (Susan Brownell Anthony) Susan B. Anthony was a prominent feminist author who started the movement of women’s suffrage and she was also the president of the National American Women Suffrage Association. Anthony was in favor of abolitionism as she was a fierce activist in the anti-slavery movement before the civil war. Susan Anthony was born on February 15, 1820, in Adams, Massachusetts, and before becoming a famous feminist figure, she worked as a teacher. Anthony grew up in a Quaker family that made her spend her time working on social causes. And her father was an owner of a local cotton mill.
She began writing and publishing as a teenager eventually achieving national fame for her 1945 collection “A Street In Bronzeville”, she was a postwar poet. She wrote during the Civil Rights activism period. Gwendolyn Brooks wrote thirty-nine poems and they were mostly about Racism, Feminism, and the struggles and celebrations of ordinary people from her own community. She responded to major events during her lifetime including the World War II struggle for civil rights, and race riots. Gwendolyn was born June 7th 1917 in Topeka, Kansas , she had multiple abortions in her poem “ The Mother” she tells her unborn children that she loved them.
During the early phase of the civil war Anthony helped organized the Women’s National Loyal League, it urged the case of the emancipation. In 1868 Anthony became publisher, and Stanton editor, of a new periodical, revolution, originally financed by eccentric George Francis Train. In 1872 Susan B. Anthony launched an especially personal and dramatic bid for women’s
In “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Baby: An American Grammar Book,” Hortense Spiller opens up the reading by focusing on the names that America has given African American women. (Hortense 64) She tries to explain how America judges them only because the color of their skin. Spiller talks about her own personal feelings about the way that these women were treated throughout her story.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a leading figure of the early women’s rights movement. The Birthplace of Women’s Rights and A Powerful Partnership are text about Elizabeth. They both talk about Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but which passage best explains how Elizabeth contributed to the women’s rights movement during the 1800s? In the text of A Powerful Partnership, the author talks about Elizabeth Cady Stanton, not only her but also Susan B. Anthony.
She was an active supporter for the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (1909) and the American Civil Liberties Union (1920). She also campaigned for government regulation of the conditions under which people worked, for unemployment insurance and for women 's right to vote (U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library). Addams would become a key figure in the international peace movement at the beginning of the twentieth century. In 1915, during the First World War, she and women from both neutral and involved nations met to try and stop the war. She remained a pacifist as the United States entered the war in 1917, and she founded the Women 's Peace Party (WPP) to protest the conflict.
Prompt 2: The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, vividly describe Mary’s 11 week experience as a captive to Native Americans, whom she calls Indians. It took place after a raid on her community during the King Philips War in 1676 (Guides, Study, and Mary Rowlandson). Her writing serves as one of the earliest autobiographical works from an Anglo-American woman’s view. One can sense that Rowlandson has tried to take the painful experiences she has faced, with relation to God and the Bible. She considered it as a trial that she must triumph over with faith and in so doing she can remain, a faithful and true Christian for the Puritan society she is living in (Guides, Study, and Mary Rowlandson).
Lucy Stone’s prominent role as a suffragist began with her giving lectures nationally and putting together the first National Woman’s Rights Convention in 1850 among other conventions (Knight 16). Before the Civil War, Stone was involved with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton working together on woman’s rights issues then shifted their focus to war efforts since they were abolitionists as well. In 1869, after the Civil War, the Woman’s Rights Movement split into two organizations: the American Woman Suffrage Association and the National Woman Suffrage Association. Lucy Stone and her husband Henry Blackwell led the American Woman Suffrage Association. Stone and Blackwell founded and co-edited of the Woman’s Journal in 1872 focusing each issue on woman’s rights.
She had seen the Civil War Soldiers do this when their limbs had to be amputated.” Her dream was to build a home for the elderly, in 1908 the “Harriet Tubman Home for the Elderly” was built. She died on March 10, 1913 from pneumonia. After her death, Harriet Tubman was buried in Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn with Military Honors.
“There was to be the beginning of the battle, and there I should be needed first” (Harkins). Clara Barton, a feminist and a nurse, worked in the battle field and had a first hand experience of the tragedies of war. Barton first worked in a patent office and did work on missing soldiers. About a year after she began work in the field and gained knowledge and experience. During her time away she found the International Red Cross which sparked Clara to begin the American Red Cross.
As the war escalated, public pressure increased to enlist black women. Finally, shortly after the Armistice, 18 black Red Cross nurses were offered Army Nurse Corps assignments. Assigned to Camp Grant, Illinois, and Camp Sherman, Ohio, they lived in segregated quarters and cared for German prisoners of war and black soldiers. Cessation of hostilities halted plans to assign black nurses to Camp Dodge, Camp Meade, Fort Riley, and Camp Taylor. By August 1919, all black nurses had been released from service as the nursing corps was reduced to their peacetime levels.
Elizabeth Griscom, later know as Betsy Ross designed and made the first American flag. Betsy was born on January 1, 1752 and was a fourth generation American. She went to a public school and then received instruction in a specific trade, most likely upholstery. After completing her schooling she apprenticed a local upholster. In November of 1773 Betsy eloped with John Ross in New Jersey and caused her family to split because her marriage was inter-denominational.
Summary The Red Cross is an International support system that teaches, doctors, and helps with natural disasters and people. Clara Barton heard of the Red Cross located in Germany, Europe, and went to Europe to bring the organization to America. She became the head of the American branch and immediately began helping the 5,000 people who were left homeless from the “Thumb Fire” in Michigan. Clara Barton successfully lead the Red Cross of America for 30 years.
The nurse I decided to write about is Dorothea Dix. She was an author, teacher, and a reformer. Dix fought for the mentally ill and prisoners on how they were treated across the United States as well as in Europe. She established many hospitals for the mentally ill, along with how the mentally ill can be helped or even cured. Her troubling background and family history served as an impact of her career.