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Women & Reform
Cult of Domesticity
 A Woman’s home was her sphere of
influence
Catharine Beecher
 Treatise on
Domestic
Economy
 1841
New use of the
Cult of
Domesticity?

Temperance
Movement

Effective?
Lydia Finney
Prisons & the Mentally Ill
 Dorothea Dix
 Focus on
rehabilitation
 MA & 9
southern states
 Moved mentally
ill out of p...
Education
 Before: mostly private academies or private
tutor
 Shift – Education is needed for democracy.
 Perfectibilit...
Education
 Emma Willard
1821 – Troy Female
Seminary
Education
Prudence Crandall
1831 – opened
school in
Canterbury, CT
1833 – Allowed
black girls
1834 – Forced to
close
Horace Mann
 What do you know?

Ohio gave him a statue…..
We gave him Shaw’s !
Education
Mary Lyon
1837 – Mount Holyoke
Female Seminary
Education
Oberlin College – 1837 - Ohio
Coeducational – 4 female students
Education
 Sarah Grimke
1838 – Letters on the
Equality of the Sexes and
the Condition of Women
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Harriet
Jacobs

Note the Date
Published
Splits in the Cause
 Beecher

vs Grimkes vs

Truth
Health




1849
Elizabeth Blackwell
NY Infirmary for
Women & Children





1850s
Catharine Beecher –
Study of Women’...
Seneca Falls
Convention
Susan B. Anthony
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Women & reform 1830s

  1. 1. Women & Reform
  2. 2. Cult of Domesticity  A Woman’s home was her sphere of influence
  3. 3. Catharine Beecher  Treatise on Domestic Economy  1841
  4. 4. New use of the Cult of Domesticity? Temperance Movement Effective?
  5. 5. Lydia Finney
  6. 6. Prisons & the Mentally Ill  Dorothea Dix  Focus on rehabilitation  MA & 9 southern states  Moved mentally ill out of prison
  7. 7. Education  Before: mostly private academies or private tutor  Shift – Education is needed for democracy.  Perfectibility of Man  Changing world needs smarter people
  8. 8. Education  Emma Willard 1821 – Troy Female Seminary
  9. 9. Education Prudence Crandall 1831 – opened school in Canterbury, CT 1833 – Allowed black girls 1834 – Forced to close
  10. 10. Horace Mann  What do you know? Ohio gave him a statue….. We gave him Shaw’s !
  11. 11. Education Mary Lyon 1837 – Mount Holyoke Female Seminary
  12. 12. Education Oberlin College – 1837 - Ohio Coeducational – 4 female students
  13. 13. Education  Sarah Grimke 1838 – Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Women
  14. 14. Harriet Beecher Stowe
  15. 15. Harriet Jacobs Note the Date Published
  16. 16. Splits in the Cause  Beecher vs Grimkes vs Truth
  17. 17. Health    1849 Elizabeth Blackwell NY Infirmary for Women & Children    1850s Catharine Beecher – Study of Women’s Health
  18. 18. Seneca Falls Convention
  19. 19. Susan B. Anthony

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