Women in America Essay by Peter Pen

Women in America
Examines the role of women in early American society.
# 63196 | 830 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2005

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This paper compares the role of Native American women and European settlers in early American society. It uses several references to draw its conclusions, including "Women and Freedom in Early America" (Larry Eldridge) and Philip Barbour's "Pocahontas and Her World".

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"European Women experienced very limited freedom. They were raised to be silent, submissive, and subordinate. Under European law, a wife had no "independent legal status." (Eldridge 45). After moving to the New World, Abigail Adams' journal and letters to her husband John Adams, demonstrate the role of women in Europe and how she evaluated and argued her role during these times. In a "Letter to John Adams," Abigail asked him to remember and considered the ladies as he had great influence over many powerful leaders who can change the role of women in the New World. "Men of Sense in all Ages abhor those customs which treat us only as the vassals of your sex," she argued. (Mulford 1035)."

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