Daily Life of Women during the Civil Rights Era by Danelle Moon

By Danelle Moon

From the suffrage move to the antiwar protests through the Vietnam battle, ladies have contributed to the civil rights flow in different methods, thereby taking part in an important function in advancing social justice and democracy within the United States.

Daily lifetime of girls through the Civil Rights Era is acceptable for top university scholars, lower-level undergraduate pupil researchers, and basic readers alike, portraying the civil rights circulation within the twentieth century during the eyes and reviews of ladies. innovative period reform, suffrage victory, international struggle I, international battle II, the chilly struggle, feminism, antiwar events, and identification politics are all coated. The book's seven chapters additionally discover topics relating to citizenship, contraception and replica, household violence, hard work and employment, racism, peace activities, and human rights.

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In effect, settlement houses provided one solution to the social and economic problems created by industrialization. The idealism and sacrifice of the settlement house movement, funded by the patronage of wealthy donors, successfully empowered a new era of professional women. One successful example was the women’s clubs in Chicago that provided Hull House with the resources needed resources to expand Women and Reform in the Pr ogr essive Era, 1880s to 1930 27 their services and employ professional women.

A couple of examples include Dr. Alice Hamilton, who was the first woman appointed to the Harvard Medical School; Clara Foltz, the first woman to practice law in California; Florence Kelley, who received her law degree in 1894; and Alice Paul, who received her PhD in 1912. 26 Daily Life of Women during the Civil Rights Era LABOR AND WORK—SETTLEMENT HOUSE MOVEMENT College-educated women during this time period faced tremendous discrimination in professional fields, and for many, the rise of the settlement house movement offered new, exciting opportunities for different careers.

5. Jean H. Baker, Votes for Women: The Struggle for Suffrage Revisited (Oxford University Press, 2002). 6. Kristi Anderson, Women in Partisan and Electoral Politics Before the New Deal (University of Chicago Press, 1996). 2 WOMEN AND REFORM IN THE PR OGR ESSIVE ERA, 1880s TO 1930 This chapter will focus on women’s reform during the period known as the Progressive Era, from the late 1880s through 1930. As we shall see, women played a significant role in this era of reform, which spanned the years from 1880 to 1930.

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