Write an essay addressing the following questions: To what extent did the developments discussed in Chapter 22 (feminism, globalization, and technological/energy change) have origins in the more distant past? To what extent did they signify something new? Base your response on the documents themselves and the information provided in the preceding chapter. As you plan your essay, refer to the Assignment Expectations provided in the course Content area.
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The first wave of feminism took place in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, coming out of an environment of urban industrialism and liberal, socialist politics. The expansion of opportunities for women, with a particular emphasis on suffrage, was this wave’s primary mission. At the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, when three hundred men and women rallied to the cause of equality for women, the wave of feminism is considered to have formally begun. Elizabeth Cady Stanton (d.1902) authored the Seneca Falls Declaration describing the new movement’s ideas and political strategies.
In its early phases, feminism was associated with the temperance movement and the abolitionist movement, and it gave voice to now-famous activists such as the African-American Sojourner Truth (who passed away in 1883), who demanded: “Ain’t I a woman?” Victorian America saw women engaging in highly “un-ladylike” ways (public speaking, demonstrating, stays in jail), which questioned the “cult of domesticity.”
An investigation of the ways in which men and women were conceptualized differently at the time was prompted by conversations concerning women’s right to vote and participation in political life. Some people believed that women possessed higher standards of morality than men, and that this meant that the participation of women in public life would lead to an improvement in both public behavior and the political process.