The Cult Of True Womanhood Analysis

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“The Cult of True Womanhood: 1820-1860” was published in 1966 by Barbara Welter. In this article the author describes the characteristics of the “True Women” in the mid of 19th century in America. Females were label as religious, pure, domestic and obedience. This article was dedicated to only a small portion of women in the US society since this perfect woman was white, Christian, and middle-class. One of the most important characteristics of a woman during this century was her purity. Every young lady was educated to believe that the most important moment of her life was her wedding night where she will give her virginity to her husband. In this night she will offer her biggest treasure to her spouse meaning that she will be his and

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