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Threads of Change in 19th Century America

Feminism 

Your first job is to develop a personal definition of Feminism.  The following sites will be helpful:

Women Past and Present www.distinguishedwomen.com/ 

Library of Congress site http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/rbnawsahtml/nawshome.html 

Historical Text Archive Women's History http://www.nara.gov/education/teaching/woman/home.html    

Declaration of Sentiments http://www.furman.edu/~benson/seneca-falls.cmu                                      

Write down your definition.  This definition will become a part of your company's museum presentation.  (rubric)

Now investigate the sites below for examples which best illustrate the Feminist movement in America. You must choose four examples which may include:  literary works,  artwork, music or artifacts.  Be sure to cite your work.  You must have a minimum of four sources.

Prominent Figures

 Susan B. Anthony http://www.history.rochester.edu/class/sba/bio.html
Theodore Parker: sermon on rights of women http://www.assumption.edu/HTML/Academic/history/WWHP/A_sermon_on_public_funct.html
Elizabeth Cady Stanton http://www.americanwriters.org/writers/stanton.asp
Lucretia Mott http://womenshistory.about.com/library/bio/blmott.htm
Nellie Blye http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/bly/world/world.html
Margaret Fuller http://www.arh.eku.edu/Eng/KOPACZ/fuller.htm
Emily Dickinson http://www.nagasaki-gaigo.ac.jp/ishikawa/amlit/d/dickinson19re.htm

Harriet Beecher Stowe on meeting Sojourner Truth http://www.toptags.com/aama/books/book6.htm 

 

Historical Perspective

National Women's History Project http://www.nwhp.org
Women's Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls, New York http://www.nps.gov/wori/wrnhp.htm
Declaration of Sentiments http://www.furman.edu/~benson/seneca-falls.cmu
Girl's magazine from 19th century http://members.tripod.com/ddj9999/girlser/ 
Women's colleges founded in the 19th century http://beatl.barnard.columbia.edu/students/his3464y/iyobe/higher4.htm 

Art

National Museum of Women in the Arts 19th century collection http://www.nmwa.org/collection/19th_century.asp
Mary Cassatt http://www.diamondial.org/cgi-local/DiaImage.cgi?acc=08.8