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Changing Ideals of Womanhood During the Nineteenth-Century Woman Movement

@article{Cruea2005ChangingIO,
  title={Changing Ideals of Womanhood During the Nineteenth-Century Woman Movement},
  author={Susan M. Cruea},
  journal={The American Transcendental Quarterly},
  year={2005},
  volume={19},
  pages={187}
}
  • Susan M. Cruea
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • The American Transcendental Quarterly
  • "Feminism," as we know the term today, was nonexistent in nineteenth-century America. The phrase did not become popular until the 1910s as efforts began to focus around women's suffrage, yet pre-feminist activity began long before 1910 (Cott 13). During the mid-nineteenth century, the "Woman Movement" developed as a result of "women's strivings to improve their status in and usefulness to society." The objectives of the movement were "to initiate measures of charitable benevolence, temperance… CONTINUE READING
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