Using the United State’s very own Constitution and Declaration as ammunition, Anthony wrote countless speeches and called for the right to vote in a country that boasted equality and freedom for all, yet women were not included. Her outspokenness began an unstoppable and persistent women’s suffrage movement that inspired hundreds of rebellious women to keep fighting, even after Anthony’s death in 1906, which was fourteen years before the vote was gained. Susan B. Anthony’s speech,"Women 's Right to Vote," given at multiple locations in New York in 1873 for the purpose of women 's suffrage can be understood through the cultural lens of gender. How can the speech, "Women 's Right to Vote," by Susan B. Anthony given in New York in 1873 for the purpose of women 's suffrage be understood through the cultural lens of gender? In
Since the beginning of slavery, resistance has been a dominant feature. Whether it was in Africa, during the middle passage or when they had finally arrived in the Caribbean, resistance towards this way of life, has been inevitable and ubiquitous. The harsh and inhumane treatment meted out by slave owners, provided slaves justifiable reasons to resist it. Significant accounts of backbreaking labor, harsh treatment, and deplorable living conditions fueled great resentment on the part of slaves. This view is well supported in the literature which suggests that wherever men and women felt they were in captivity, they resisted strongly.
In actuality, slavery was still present in a way, this time completely legal, but this time under different names. Furthermore, with the southern whites reluctant to let go of their slaves, many people tried to find a legal way around the amendments. Thus began a range of extractive labor systems such as sharecropping, convict leasing, and peonage. True slavery could not end overnight because people were not willing to see past the economic benefit that immensely concealed the inhumanity and immorality of slavery. Chattel slavery can be defined as one person having complete ownership over
Many tried to destroy them, but slaves stayed strong and found ways to escape their injustices. The first Africans to reach America landed in Jamestown, the first English settlement in North America. For 250 years, many Africans and African-Americans found ways to resist slavery, ranging from hindrances to violent outbreaks. Resistance to slavery came in many forms. On Southern plantations, some slaves executed small passive acts of resistance, while others ran away.
These slave codes placed harsh restrictions on slaves, depriving them of their rights and turning them into properties. However, slavery has been abolished in the United States of America thanks to many abolitionists. Many slaves are now free men and women. Nothing can be done to repair the wrongs of slavery, for it will always remain in the past. Now, Americans need to look to the future where slavery does not exist, where black and whites are found equal, and where racist is not a factor.
In nearly all historical societies, sexism was prevalent. Power struggles between genders mostly ended in men being the dominant force in society, leaving women on a lower rung of the social ladder. However, this does not always mean that women have a harder existence in society. Scott Russell Sanders faces a moral dilemma in “The Men We Carry in Our Minds.” In the beginning, Sanders feels that women have a harder time in society today than men do. As the story progresses, he begins to understand why he thinks in the manner that he does.
However, in the past people didn’t have all the rights of liberty and freedom. The freedom of today are based on the suffering that Frederick Douglass and his people have been through, and how they fought for people to gain their own freedom. Frederick Douglass was one of the great men that changed many people’s lives and made great effort to obtain freedom. His mother was a slave too. Frederick was not like other slaves, he had learnt how to read and write.
Even though this is bad on its own the Triangular Trade is deemed much worse for multiple reasons. One of the reasons being that you were slaved completely on the way you looked, basically your race. Also, you worked in slavery until death and slavery was passed down to the slave's children. Unlike the slavery in Africa the slavery in the colonies came with specific rules. For example, it is stated "that all servants imported and brought into this country, by sea or land, who were not Christians in their native country, shall be accounted and be slaves, and as such be here bought and sold notwithstanding conversion" (Clark, 42).
Since the starting point of the human being, men have been ruling the world. In one way or another, the male was the dominant character in our particular evolution. It does not matter if they were right or not because they had the power and their rules have been oppressing women for ages. The early modern period was not an exception in this tyranny and women had suffered several troubles under the yoke of a strict society that forced them to follow three golden rules: chastity, modesty and obedience. Although women have been oppressed during the history, they have been trying to rise up several times and show up.
Women should not only be powerful but also beautiful and independent. Women in the eighteenth century were portrayed as servants did not have any say in anything just like the story of an hour by Kate Chopin, where even in a good marriage you could not do the things you wanted to do. In the eighteenth century, Women were portrayed as powerless humans who were beneath the men because men were powerful everything was given to them once they became men and wife. According to Hicks, Jennifer “Divorce was quite rare in the 1800s and if one was to occur, men were automatically given legal control of all property and children”, In the story of an hour Mrs. Mallard who was portrayed as weak because of her heart problems was told that her husband had died from a railroad
Often times, the individuals who would be helping the slaves would often hear about the horrors of slavery, but they could not feel or visualize the suffering of slaves. The Underground Railroad was that tool that spread a change of perceptions because even the most stubborn of individuals, when they witnessed the conditions of the slaves, and they heard the stories the slaves told when slaves became free, that challenged the dominant ideologies of slavery being good. When thousands of slaves permeated the borders of the northern states, naturally even those who wanted to reject African Americans had to confront and live with the fact that African Americans are not slaves. This generated support for abolition because African Americans were quite competent when they did not have to the basic servile duties for their slave masters. Talented black men like Benjamin Banneker and Phillis Wheatley, a mathematician and a famous poet, proved that free black men could contribute to society (Divine et al 138).
Since the rights and duties of women and men were clearly distinguished in the past. Wives depended on husbands and did wifey duties like households, which was the long believed role for women. Husbands had the power to control over all property like money and family including what wives brought in after the marriage. Husbands could not even give their rights to wives because the court said, “this will presuppose her separate existence.” Furthermore, in the early 19th century, the common belief about women was “women needed to be under male authority because they were more prone to sexual passion and religious error than men” which Coontz found. So men were patriarchal bosses who control everything.
Sobel points out that there was slavery in Africa too, and that in Virginia, white laborers were often treated the same way as blacks. There is and always has been ethnocentrism. The slavery that took place in America was no different than other forms of slavery in other places and times, and in some cases, there were really good opportunities given to black laborers. The good opportunities often came in the form of housework, because it created a different kind of relationship between blacks and whites. Whenever there is a situation in which a group of people starts to rely on the labor of another, the inevitable result is that the laborers find themselves in a position of control.
“Snitches” played a big role in the slavery time period, snitches were African slaves that watched other slaves acting as Labor from slaves was not only cheap but since there were tons of African slaves. To ensure Africans remained slaves their owners took necessary steps to ensure they never thought or desired
Socio-economic status of women and the lack of control over their bodies. Today in the United States women have easy access to contraceptives, however, during the Comstock Era from 1873 to 1965, women did not have the rights to contraception. In fact, they were being controlled by men. Around this time Congress is mostly made up of men and they had the control of making new laws, in this case the Comstock Law In the first wave of feminism, women’s bodies were only viewed as a vehicle to procreate. Griswold v. Connecticut was a case that was appealed to the Supreme Court by Estelle Griswold in 1965 in order to grant married women access to contraception such as condoms, diaphragms, and birth control pills.