The government of the United States indirectly suppressed women almost as much as African Americans and other minorities. Throughout the 1700’s and early 1800’s, a woman’s place was in the household and not in the work force. Women remained innocent in the mind of the public, but eventually they used this consensus to their advantage. During the Civil War, as a result of the split in the nation, women were overlooked when it came to their opinion. Women used this alienation to seek information that they wished to give to the side in which they supported.
Wives: Then and Now For centuries, women have been deprived of an education, considered inferior to men, and have been thought of as weak. Only during the last two or three centuries have women started being granted equal rights to those of men. Since the start of society, most women have been deemed unable to provide for their families, apart from carrying out domestic tasks. Today’s wives are drastically different compared to those of previous times, which is why in this essay, the responsibilities, the rights, and actions of today’s wives will be compared to those of the 19-20th century. Firstly, around the 20th century, there were few wives who went to work, as they were supposed to stay home and do domestic tasks, like: cooking, cleaning,
Chesnut then went on to say how the woman deserved this remark said to her. In the same excerpt from A Diary from Dixie, she said that Mrs. Davis was not fond of her husband becoming president of the war. It is believed that she felt this way because people were hard to please and especially hard to please during the Civil War. Chesnut’s relationship with Mrs. Davis gave insight into Mrs. Davis as a person, instead of a name connected to a man. It proves that Mrs. Davis was more than the wife of the Confederate president and that she was an important member of their upper-class society.
He would misuse and abuse her. During this time, people believed that women were only good at cooking, cleaning, or nurturing their children and couldn’t do much else. Because people thought this way, women were uneducated unless they were in the upper class. Wealthy women would sometimes have private tutors that would teach them.
For women in the Southern Colonies had very few legal rights such as not being able to vote or preach. Most women had difficult jobs most of the women 's jobs were being homemakers. Life for the women were hard and unforgiving. Life for the colonial women had to work on farms. A colonial wife had no legal rights but for single women or widows they could run their own business.
Women had always been considered lesser than man, and had few rights compared to men. They were expected to stay home and nurture the family. In 1848, many women refused to allow their rights to be “compromised” and held the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York. One of these women was Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She played a huge role in the women’s rights movement and became one of its founders.
To show us that women had a few rights but very little. That told us it was very difficult without a male figure in the household. I also think she alluded to the American Law because she asked her mom on page 114, because she wanted to see if it was is this hard to live back in the 1800s. Alexandra wanted to find out if the women 's rights back then were better or worse. All in all, the women 's American Law made it really hard, but manageable because women had only a couple rights and freedoms during this time period.
European men thought it was crazy that women were doing heavy lifting and maintenance of the homes along with holding political and economic power. European women were too dainty and frail to hold jobs other than being domestic in the home. European men hadn't seen women with this many responsibilities and a voice in society. COLONIAL WOMEN What role did women play in resistance to British rule and during the Revolutionary War? How did their roles change after American Independence and did some women oppose these roles?
Many poor women were forced to work as servants for the richer families because they both had no money and any rich family. In addition, they spent their time cooking, cleaning, etc. and taking care of the households in the daytime like Mrs. Fairfax. In the book, we can see that these elements, although Jane is a governess, Jane's life was no different from Mrs. Fairfax because governess did not have a very high social status and they were looked down upon by the rich