Read about the journey for equal rights for women in Women’s Suffrage: History Now 7 (Spring 2006).
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Glossary Term – Event
In the first private meeting between Frederick Douglass and President Lincoln, Douglass demanded equal treatment and pay for black soldiers.
How were the ever-changing roles of women in American society chronicled?Background
Joseph Heller writes in his book The Feminization of Quest-Romance that “American Literature equates the very essence of what it means to be American with the essence of what it means to be male. [Thus] women’s roles are identified only in relation to the male heroes whose identities they strengthen.” It can be argued that throughout much of American history, American women had few rights or...