Most of the delegates to the Seneca Falls Convention agreed:
The theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes. I found that the major leaders who kept appearing in my research were from bigger, more industrialized countries like England and France, perhaps because they did not have such oppressive governments as other lesser countries.
The promotion of equality in marriage, parenting as well as attaining property rights for these women were of particular concern in the beginning of the century.
By the end, however, focus shifted to two different sectors. Although feminism had obviously been around before the nineteenth century, it is during this time period when the movement truly caught on and made progress. Ultimately, at the close of the century, women had tried more than ever to advance the feminist movement even if it meant they would be executed.
This lead to a throng of new supporters dedicated to the movement going into the twentieth century. My sources are a combination of academic articles, websites, dissertations and books.
Feminist historiography is mostly written by established professionals in books more so than the other sources. I begin my annotated bibliography with an overview of online and offline sources in European feminist history in the nineteenth century.
I then move to explain the major leaders of the movement during this time period and their works providing arguments towards equality for men and women. A History of Their Own: Women in Europe from Prehistory to the Present. This two-volume book covers the time period between when the first documented record of women campaigning for rights in the early 18th century to the present.
The book starts with a description of treatment and attitudes towards women in earliest recorded history and ends with a detailed account of how far the feminist movement had come in when the book was published.
Feminism and Motherhood in Western Europe, Again, it was only a section of the book that was helpful in researching nineteenth century European feminism.
The first four chapters did, however, give insight on the role of mothers in the nineteenth century and the troubles they face in politics, marriage, and home life.
Central European University Press, This page work consists of researched biographical accounts of those involved in feminist movements in countries throughout Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries. Of course, only approximately half of the book was relevant to my topic, but it does give considerable insight on how diverse the feminist population was.
The book covers the works of teachers, philosophers, peasants, novelists, scientists and political activists among others.
French Feminism in the Nineteenth Century. State University of New York Press, She expands upon the roots of French feminism, mainly from Saint Simonian ideas. She mostly focuses, however, on politics which women were mainly involved in the French feminist movement like Olympe de Gouges and Maria Deraismes, who both lead feminists at different times in the nineteenth century.
Paletschek, Sylvia, and Bianka Pietrow-Ennker. Stanford University Press, Paletschek and Pietrow-Enneker put together a collection of essays that shed light on common problems for nineteenth century feminists in cultural, political and socioeconomic spheres in Europe.
The essays explain how women in major western European countries like Britain, France and Germany progressed their feminist movements at different paces and in different ways.
This book is different from others on feminist movements because it does not just focus on these major countries but focuses on a broader context of the movement including smaller scale countries like Hungary.
An Experience of Women:Alice Paul sewing another star onto the suffrage flag around Library of Congress Alice Paul, Carrie Chapman Catt, Harriot Stanton Blatch were leaders in the women's rights movement.
Women Suffrage Women’s rights in America have always been a major issue throughout history. Women’s rights have been closely linked with human rights throughout. This violation of Women’s rights is apparent in the fight for suffrage in the late ’s-early ’s.
AP European History Mr. Steven Mercado & Mrs. Jessica Young WOMEN IN EUROPEAN HISTORY I. Renaissance: • Wealthy women o Querelles des Femmes (“The Problem of Women”) – new debate emerged over women’s nature and their proper role in society (starting with Pisan in the 14 th century); the debate continued for six hundred years.
Complete Timeline History of Women’s Rights — The early American colonies base their laws on the English common law, which said, “By marriage, the husband and wife are one person in the law.
The Lives of Women in the Early s By Lexa W. Lee ; Updated June 27, The early s in the United States was a time of change in many ways, and women, in particular, would soon undergo challenges that would lead to big societal benefits. Which statement about the women's suffrage movement of the late s and early s is correct?
A. It was led by women in the labor force, especially factory workers and domestic servants.
B. It was led by industrialists who supported women's demands for full political equality. C. It was led by a growing number of well-educated and well-to.