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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 01:50 PM

Oh, Dear, What Can the Matter Be!

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Reply Oh, Dear, What Can the Matter Be! (Original post)
struggle4progress Jun 2016 OP
struggle4progress Jun 2016 #1
struggle4progress Jun 2016 #2
lunatica Jun 2016 #3
struggle4progress Jun 2016 #8
lunatica Jun 2016 #9
struggle4progress Jun 2016 #4
struggle4progress Jun 2016 #5
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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 01:51 PM

1. Let Us All Speak Our Minds

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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 01:53 PM

2. Uncle Sam's Wedding

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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 01:59 PM

3. When John Adams was the American Ambassador and then President

Abigail Adams ran the farm quite well and raised all the children by herself.

The idea that women needn't think or worry their little heads about issues because they had a man to take care of them was prevalent. Women who had no husband, father or brother to 'take care' of them were ignored.

Women ran the farms whenever their husbands went to war, which has been the case many times in this country, but it was never acknowledged as being of any value.

I took women's history in college. It truly opened my eyes, even though I was a long time feminist. I returned to college in my late 40s and was a feminist since I was in my 20s.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:12 PM

8. Abigail to John, 31 March 1776

I long to hear that you have declared an independency. And, by the way, in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors ...

Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation ...

Why, then, not put it out of the power of the vicious and the lawless to use us with cruelty and indignity with impunity? ...


http://www.thelizlibrary.org/suffrage/abigail.htm

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:22 PM

9. My history teacher taught that she was an original feminist

She was an important part of the Women's History class that I took. As was your avatar Harriet Tubman. It was in this class that I learned that Harriet Tubman was not only a heroine leading slaves to freedom, but also a bonafide spy for the Union during the Civil War. She quite brazenly would walk right into the tents of the Southern Officers' meetings by passing out drinks to them while they talked about their plans. She was 'invisible' to them.

There were so many more women covered. All of them quite important in our history.

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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:00 PM

4. Columbia's Daughters

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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:03 PM

5. The Promised Land

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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:05 PM

6. The New America

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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:07 PM

7. Going to the Polls

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