Changes in American Society during the Antebellum era 1815-1860
The economic and social growth was reflected in variations in American society during the Antebellum era 1815-1860. The changes seemed to be most obvious socially and economically. Harriet’s documents 1 and 2 reveals, opportunities for social flexibility were limited for women, though the ratio of female workers in 1836 had increased and economic growth was improved. Many of the women were put into slavery, which affected the social status of women brutally. Harriet Jacobs, mentioned in document 2, was born into slavery in Edenton, North Carolina, in 1813, is one of the incidence revealed, which also resulted in wealth inequality.
Harriet’s Document 1 and 2 imitate the concepts presented in the Declaration of Sentiments Document, women never had full legal equality in educational, economic and political opportunities. They were also never recognized morally and were not examined responsible for economic growth. Considering, Harriet’s Document 1, there were majority of men now working, who was helped in an education by the salaries of the mill girls. Hitherto woman had always been the one who saves money rather than the one who spend money carelessly.
In July 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Jane Hunt, Mary McClintock, and Martha C. Wright all of them altogether had organized a woman’s rights convention on the agenda, “Declaration of Sentiments” and various resolutions calling for a change in women rights.
Many of the resolutions were approved after the declaration of sentiments, however frequent change in any society is challenging. It was difficult to provide equal prestige to women as the man, implication of this resolution did not affect much in both cases.
They carry the burden of their degradation by satisfying themselves in everything. Women working in the mill never stopped working in courtesy, which never gave them benefit.
Slavery had been abolished, after the incidence of Harriet Jacobs, the suffering of physical and sexual abuse from her master. More than 90% of the northern blacks were denied voting.
Abolitionist’s anti-slavery movement also focused attention on slavery of women and made it difficult to overlook. In addition, the social status of women was ignored and economic growth was denied. Women Rights Note also proposed the rights of women and shared the thoughts on the status of women and dignity. Women cannot take the Ballot nor the Bullet, It is, maybe, late to get slavery away to an end easily, however, it is difficult to finish. However, the constant efforts will destroy the rule of slavery in women and she will reveal her dignity
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