Justin Lau (Wingkit) Professor Rogers History 100AC 29 September 2015 Response Paper: “The Women Is as Bad as the Men- Women 's Participation in the Inner Civil War.”, “General Benjamin Butler and the threat of Sexual Violence during the American Civil War”, “General Butler and the Women” and “The Other Side of the Freedom” A lot of North Carolina women showed uncooperative actions on the disorderliness by participating the protest in order to maintain their communities and social orders. These women would prefer to join the conflict that separated state and community rather than being its victims. Thus, their loyalties to husbands and sons, and strong determination of protecting their own property prompted them to disregard the female’s conventional behaviors. Bynum writes “woman have held their own very well on the “front line” against encroaching militia officers send to disloyal regions of the state to arrest deserters and evaders of the Confederate army.” Bynum emphasized the importance of women’s positions in evading the militia. They’re the visible partner who responsible for their children’s security. So women are the reliable sources that know the whereabouts of their family (husband and son). The significance of female participation in the striking concretizes the conditions of …show more content…
According to the article, Feimster suggests, “statistically, during the civil war many southern women fear sexual assault, and hundred, perhaps thousands of women suffered rape. Even though the military defined rape as a crime punishable by court-martial, even execution.” As a result, sexual violation of women had been prevalent during the civil
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The American Revolution was a political upheaval that brought many changes to America by greatly altering the popular understanding of women’s partisan status and creating a widespread debate over the meaning of women’s rights. White women had large, essential roles in America’s victory in the American Revolution creating new opportunities for women to participate in politics and support different parties. Women were able to take advantage of these opportunities until a conservative backlash developed by 1830 that stopped any political advancement of women. In Rosemarie Zagarri’s book, Revolutionary Backlash, the author talks about the many things that played a part in causing a backlash against women in the early republic starting when women’s
Name of Document: A Southern Woman Describes the Hardship of War - 1862 A. List four things the author said that you think are important: 1.The townspeople fears the fact that the southerns will lose the town. 2. Laura and other southerns didn’t expect to see the Union invade Tennessee so quickly. 3.All communication with the brother will be lost if the Union captures their town.
As we look into chapter 10, there is a lot of discussion regarding James Madison and the War of 1812 had strong and weak aspects. It also had a different status of women and how their involvement in the war was significant than before. The War of 1812 was mostly taking place along the Canadian border. The War of 1812 emerged when Indian conflicts in the old Northwest had gotten worse and created a wider conflict with Britain. Although women could still not vote and the politics were left for the men, they found other ways to be involved.
Meanwhile, their stance “behind” him implies this feeling of inferiority feeding this belief that men are the only ones with enough strength to take the action, while women have to cheer them on from behind in order to be protected. Through her repetition, Lee conveys that women are constantly being bombarded by outside stimuli with pictures and ideas of men carrying out all the work in order to preserve the Southern
Mary Boykin Chesnut was a prominent member of the upper-class society in the South during the Civil War. She was married to James Chesnut, the general of the South Carolina reserves. Mary Chesnut is the author of her Civil War diary which details the society of Southerners during the war. She had access to a great deal of information through her husband, and she relays this information through her diary. Mary Chesnut’s diary gives insight into pivotal events during the war and details her own opinions about the Civil War.
The home front during the Civil War was an active environment dedicated to supporting the military war effort. Many things took place on these home fronts, Everyone had to do their part to support the brave troops fighting in the war. For example, the role of women increased as volunteers began to desert their businesses to serve in the war. Women began to run shops and businesses while the men were away, which helped them thrive in the midst of chaos. Because these factories were run by these women, more food, supplies, and clothing were able to be made for soldiers.
The Effect of Women on the Outcome of World War Two World War II effected women tremendously by taking them out of their comfort zones and chucking them into the work force and pushing them to do most of the work men normally would have been doing. The war also effected women by providing opportunities for them to serve in non-traditional roles; in fact, some of them enlisted into the military to serve the United States. The way the war effected women is that they had to take care of family in addition to performing work normally done by men. It was difficult to find people to watch after kids which made life during this time very difficult. After the end of World War II society in general was effected considering the baby boom.
Important Women and their Role in the Civil War The American Civil war lasted for four years from 1861-1865. The war occurred because of a controversy on differences of beliefs, with the primary reason being slavery and state’s rights. The war resulted in the killing of over 600,000 soldiers. The war had a lot of advances in American culture.
Men were always the workers within the family, the ones that were expected to provide for their families. When they went to war, their role within community life needed to be filled. That is when their wives, daughters, and sisters stepped up and took over. “In addition to caring for their families, [women] were left to supervise businesses and farms while the men were away fighting” (Senker). Women were already cooking, cleaning, and caring for their children, but still made time to work and provide as a father figure every single day.
In The Myth of Seneca Falls, Lisa Tetrault challenges an enduring myth that was produced by a social movement in the United States. While including detailed facts of the women’s suffrage movement, she also analyzes the truths and myths of the Seneca Falls convention. This is so important because this is possibly one of the longest lasting mythologies in U.s history. Her primary goal is to undo the story and along with the memories to determine how and why these events came to be the myth of Seneca Falls. While Lisa Tetrault analyzes the myth of Seneca Falls she allows the reader to learn about the event as well.
Evodie Saadoun Trevor Kallimani Hist 210 13th October 2015 Women in the American Revolution There is a proverb that says, “The woman is born free and remains equal to men in rights”. Since the eighteenth century, women still try to be equal to men and try to be independent. During the American Revolution, women were dependent on their husband. This meant they had to cook, clean and take care of their children. They were not allowed to do what they wanted.
To me this looks like another way to prevent women of color from forming uprisings. Due to the ideals portrayed by the white supremacist, as Jones stated, known as “white chauvism” it painted a horrible depiction of African American women as “‘backward ', 'inferior ', and the 'natural slaves ' of others" (112). Which played a role in the lives of the women because it prevented them from gaining job opportunities, and having economic stability. Even though men of color have suffered from the era of white supremacy, after reading this you can tell that women of color went through a lot more than their male counterparts. Women were limited in what they could achieve and some restriction even pressed to oppress them from achieving beyond what others classify
In Dixie’s Daughters Karen Cox describes the role the elite women in the UDC played in saving the “Old South” and vindicating the Confederacy. The Daughters, as they are better known, had to decide what their rightful role in society and the organization were, what type of non-traditional actions they were willing to take, and how they were able to reconcile the two opposing styles to achieve their goals. Cox describes throughout Dixie’s Daughters how the Daughters were extremely backward looking but also progressive in their actions, and how by embracing both sides the Daughters were able to be extremely successful in all of their endeavors. Southern women’s goal after the Civil War was a simple one: preserve the Old South.
Angela Grimke introduces the horrors of slavery and racism through sensuous imagery and parallelism in her anecdote, emphasizes the need for women to act through an exclamatory sentence and friendly persona, and ensures women that their participation is effective through historical evidence in her speech “Bearing Witness Against Slavery.” As an angry mob of anti-abolitionists rage outside the lecture hall, Grimke must continually battle for her audience’s attention. She holds their focus with an intense pathetic appeal when describing her firsthand experiences with slavery and racism to establish the idea that excused racism in the north relates to empowered slave owners in the south. This becomes an ethical appeal when she calls upon women
In the book Revolutionary Mothers, author Carol Berkin discusses women’s roles in the American Revolution. She separates out the chapters so that she can discuss the different experiences and roles of women during the period. She utilizes primary and secondary sources to talk about how women stepped into their husband’s shoes and maintained their livelihoods and how they furthered the war effort on both sides, as well as how classes and race effected each woman’s experience. Berkin’s main goal was for the reader to understand that although women’s roles aren’t traditionally discussed when talking about the American Revolution, nevertheless, they played a major part in it.