The Early Days Frances “Fanny” Wright was born in 1795 in Dundee, Scotland. She moved to the United States in Fanny supported the abolition of slavery. She also defended equal rights for women and the replacement of legal marriage by a union based on moral obligation. In 1825, Fanny bought 2000 acres in Tennessee which she called the Nashoba commune. She bought slaves and then freed them to live at Nashoba. (Pictured at left) Who is Fanny?
Reasons for change ’s ◦ Women had no equal rights. ◦ “Women had no say in politics, legal issues, government, or anything else men felt women should not be involved” ◦ Women could not get divorced. 1800’s ◦ Religious restrictions ◦ Societal effects of birth control ◦ Women in Wyoming were the first to vote in ’s It took until 1920 for all states to allow women to vote. MARRIAGE Birth control RELIGIOUS
The Ugly Truth 1821 ◦ Views of Society and Manners in America 1825 ◦ A Plan for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery in the United States Without Danger of Loss to the Citizens of the South ◦ Her Course of Popular Lectures (1829 and 1836) attacked religion, church influence in politics, and authoritarian education. Writings
Women’s Suffrage WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE Women demand the right to vote. Equal rights for women! Susan B. Anthony gets arrested Dress Code changes Comedy/cartoons make a point
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