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19th Century African-American Women
An exploration of the political influence of 19th century African-American women.
# 144217 | 750 words | 3 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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The paper discusses how women in general, not just African-American women, had little political clout following the Revolution, due to the Manifest Destiny move westward. The paper relates that it was only when abolitionists became visible and vocal and the slavery question threatened that African-American women, such as Harriet Tubman, became active and visible. The paper then shows how post-war, right through the beginning of the 20th century, black women tended to not only be active in various social, religious, economic and political organizations, but they served as "ambassadors" in place of black men, hamstrung by Jim Crow laws.

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"African-American men who were not slaves counted only as three-fifths of a white citizen, according to the Constitutional Convention. Women of any color could not vote until the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920. Yet, there were women of color who did act. Some acted out of frustration, others out of desperation, still others because of compassion. Yet, few if any women post-Revolutionary War and ante-bellum America thought of themselves as seeking power. It was merely to right wrongs- wrongs imposed on them and their families mostly by white men. Following the rightful establishments of the United States of America, the..."

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