Women in the red cross were heplful in recruiting men who had not joined the war. Volunteering boght women out of the house and into the public. Particulary in Europe or North America, women emerged as a signifigant group in society.b Women gaine the right to vote, which was the begining of he breakdown from women's subordinate role in a patriaatrical society, to a more equal role. Women Also took non traditional jobs during the war. Prior to the war it was unusual for a woman to enroll in advanced courses, due to their distinctive role in the household.
I thought this book was going to be of older women and the jobs of the household. After reading this book, my idea of women during this period flipped. I thought they just kept their household and raised their children but they do so much more. Ulrich explains the hardships of not only Martha but other men and women in the town. Ulrich shows that women did a lot of work through this time.
I Want A Wife In the essay “I Want a Wife” by Judy Brady, the writer creates an argument about how wives do all duty in the house including the duties of husbands. The essay is descriptive in nature. The writer describes vividly how every wife should act and how they help out with chores both at home and out of home. She also describes how wives take care of their husband’s needs as well as theirs and their children. “I want a wife to keep track of the children’s doctors and dentist appointments.
The Great War also cannot be overlooked as women made a huge contribution to their country during the war, and many believe we could not have won the war without women. Gaining political advantage was another factor that may have caused the votes for women. The fear of communism also played a part in getting women the vote. Before 1918 women were seen as second class citizens and incapable of voting. When they were married all of their belongings would go to the husband and they were then expected to stay at home and do the housework, when the men would be out working.
Iron Jawed Angels Essay After watching “Iron Jawed Angels” I gained a strong sense of reality when witnessing what women had to do to achieve their independence and gain a place in a male dominated society. Up until the late 19th century, women were perceived as homemakers and were allowed only domestic duties in society but with the emerging industrial/political system women could now use there domestic skills to propel their voice in American government and society. Industrialism allowed for change in society and even encouraged it. During the 19th century, change was abundant and people had to be forced to become accustomed to it for it was needed. Freedom and equality for all citizens was continuously being stressed in society and with these ideals came realization from all walks of life that everyone deserves to be heard and considered.
Abigail Adams was one of the first women to question male superiority and the importance of laws for women which ultimately led to establishment of Women’s Rights. For women in America life in the early 18th century was associated with domestic activities. They were required to take care of household and raise the children while men were expected to support family with food and other common needs in order to survive. Even women who belonged to the upper class and had maids to help around the house were still expected to stay at home and be by the side of their husbands when necessary. Marriages were usually based on economic partnership and cultural believes.
It was assumed because she had not joined her husband on the battlefield that she was against the war. The day she joined the camp to assist her husband she put a conclusion to that assumption and all rumors. She like many other famous woman assisted in the War as camp followers. Martha’s main duty was to assist and take care of her husband General Washington. General Nathaneal Green wrote about General Washington; “Poor man, he appears oppressed with cares and wants some gentle hand free of deceit to soothe his cares.” (“Women in the American Revolution”) Martha Washington was determined to make every day that she and her husband had together a happy one even in war.
Women DBQ Between the American Revolution and the outbreak of the Civil War, the ideals of womanhood were changed-not necessarily significantly-and evolved into a more “positive” image for woman. The idea of Republican Motherhood that took root during the American Revolution, which basically labeled women as having the job to train their children (especially male), eventually transformed into the idea of a Cult of Domesticity, which gave women the sole task of caring for the home and leaving real jobs and politics to the men. These ideas of Republican Motherhood and a Cult of Domesticity, along with the household traditions of women long-established over history, greatly influenced the lives of women during this period. The concept of Republican Motherhood began around the start of the Revolutionary War. The main concept of this role of women was that their purpose was to educate their sons properly and to make sure that when they grew up, they would be functional and hopefully upstanding members of society.
Also, in regards to the seventeenth century colonial housewife, the Native American women had numerous roles to include: being a worker who was productive, a community member, as well as a family member. “In general, coastal Indians created a division of work roles not unlike that of the colonists, in which women engaged in domestic production or work that took place near where they lived, while men’s work ranged farther afield, involved more danger, and required their absence from the village.” (Woloch p. 17) It is also noted that the clan was the sole unit socially and kinship was the basis of the political and social arrangements of the family. Additionally, the farming tribes were usually, but not always thought of as being matrilineal (which means that the lines of the descent of the family was traced through
Women played many roles in the civil war. They did not wait for the men in their lives to come home from the battlefield. Many women supported the war effort as nurses and aides, while others took a more upfront approach and secretly enlisted in the army or served as spies and smugglers. These new jobs delimitate their traditional roles as housewives and mothers and made them an important part of the war effort. Two of the important women in the civil war were, Clara Barton and Harriet Tubman.