characteristics of the New Woman that emerged in the late 19th

Essay Assignment:

Questions to be addressed in your Essay 2 Assignment:


What are the characteristics of the New Woman that emerged in the late 19th and early 20th century?  How do these characteristics relate to labor and the women’s movement?  Did the New Woman change by the 1930s?  If so, how and why?  If not, how and why?


How was feminism defined at this time?  How does feminism relate to the New Woman and views of labor and suffrage and other women’s rights issues?  Could all women’s activities be considered feminist?  Why or why not?

How to provide proper citation:  When you are writing an essay and using specific examples from the sources

you must introduce the source you are using, provide the paraphrased, summarized, or quoted material and then provide the page number from where that material is drawn at the end of the sentence in which it appears. It would look something like this:  For instance, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, concerned with achieving the vote for women, used the Declaration of Independence as the basis of the Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the Seneca Falls Convention (par. 2). Or something like this:  According to Jean Matthews, the new woman…  (p. 42).  In Dr. Beachley’s lecture “Godey’s Ladies Book”, the magazine carefully articulated what was expected of American women in the antebellum period (par. 2). Constructing your examples this way ensures that the reader knows that it is a specific example and knows exactly from where that material is drawn. The sources used must be introduced in each paragraph. Proper citation must occur in all assignments for the class.

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The term feminism was coined in a bid to forge for equal rights between men and women. This was especially so at a time when women were highly dependent on their male counterparts on various sociological matters pertaining to power, work and education. In the United States, women were politically persecuted by not being allowed to exercise their voting rights. Resultantly, this ostracized ..

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