Please write essays of about 2 pages each (double-spaced, 12 pt. font) on the following questions:
1) Over the course of the 17th through the mid-19th centuries, women’s roles as mothers changed significantly. Describe this evolution, and discuss how it affected women’s identities and political activities. Be sure to refer to specific examples and to note differences along the lines of race and class.
2) Compare and contrast women’s experiences in the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, and discuss the extent to which each conflict led to changes in women’s status. Here again, be sure to attend to differences among women — in this case, especially in regard to race and political allegiance (in other words, which side of the conflict women were on.)
NOTE: PLZ use proper mlc citation and many References from the books and articles below, the ones that are related to the topics. You should refer to course readings to support your points, but you can use short citations in the text — like (Smith, p. 8) — and you do not need a works cited page.
Links to class articles:
Women’s Rights Emerges within the Anti-Slavery Movement, 1830-1870: A Short History with Documents
Books TO cite from :
1) Race on Trial: Law and Justice in American History
2)Hannah W. Foster, The Coquette (1797), ed. Cathy N. Davidson, New York: Oxford University Press, 1986
3) Deirdre Cooper Owens, Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology, Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2017
4)Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861), ed. L. Maria Child, New York: Dover Publications, 2001
5)Kathryn Kish Sklar, Women’s Rights Emerges within the Anti-Slavery Movement, 1830-1870: A Short History with Documents, Boston: Bedford/St. Martin, 2000
6)Terror in the heart of freedom: Citizenship, sexual violence, and the meaning of race in the post emancipation south by Hanna rosen
7) Journal of American History
“Mobilizing Women, Anticipating Abolition: Anticipating Abolition: The Struggle against Indian Removal in the 1830s
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