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Women In Late 19th Century America
A look at gender discrimination in 19th century America.
# 131687 | 1,500 words | 5 sources | 2007 | US

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This essay examines how women in late nineteenth century America suffered gender discrimination. The vast majority were married by the time they were 29. Unlike earlier, however,a significant minority had earned wages before marriage. Many more earned money while they were married taking in borders or washing clothes. These earnings gave them a degree of power still sorely lacking in the political sphere.

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"One has only look at the Declaration of Sentiments issued at the end of The Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 for historical proof that women were treated as second class citizens in America in the latter half of the 19th century. If women were in fact treated legally, politically and socially as men's equals, there would have been no convention, no one hundred and fifty plus year feminist movement in America. Women may well have made only limited progress in the subsequent half century in elevating their status, but there is ample evidence that it was not for..."

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