African American Women In The 19th Century Essay

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. Women achieved their rights through a movement started at the Seneca Falls convention which was led by Lucretia Mott and also through various other movements like the suffrage which was successful in 1920. Illiteracy declined due to compulsory education laws and as a result of a number as schools which were opened up (AP&P, pg 259-260). Racism was terrible in the 19th century compared to the 21st century where everyone was more accepted racially. Due to too much tension among the colored people, the NAACP was formed in an effort to fight racism. The main leaders were Booker T. Washington and W.E.B Dubois. Both African Americans and whites pushed for racial equality, legislation, and executive power and in the face of the nation’s growing affluence In the 19th century after the civil war the United States went through a lot of changes. This was known as the gilded age after post war and a demonstrations were held for civil rights (AP&P; pg…show more content…
Unskilled workers fared poorly in the early U.S. economy, receiving as little as half the pay of skilled craftsmen, artisans, and mechanics. About 40 percent of the workers in the cities were low-wage laborers and seamstresses in clothing factories, often living in dismal circumstances. With the rise of factories, children, women, and poor immigrants were employed to run the machines. Industrialization of the New South was a major change to the economy, after the civil war the agrarian lifestyle was abandoned. Due to the substantial industrial growth labor unions were formed to protect the workers and desire for better wages plus safe working environments (AP&P, pg 248-251). In the 20th century Europeans also tried to patch up their differences. They formed treaties but there was not much success as their global domination had been undermined. United States became the world super power after defeating the Soviet
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