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Section 8.3 Quizlet
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Cult of Domesticity
The idea that housework and child care are the only proper activities for married women.
Published the paper "An Appeal to Christian Women in the South" calling upon women to "overthrow this horrible system of oppression and cruelty."
Effort to prohibit the drinking of alcohol; this movement was an offshoot of the influence of churches and the women's rights movement
In 1821, this women's rights activist opened the first academically rigorous schools for girls in Troy, New York.
Activist who opened the New York Infirmary for Women and Children.
Seneca Falls Convention
A women's rights convention held in 1848 by Elizabeth Stanton and Lucretia Mott. 300 women and men attended the convention.
Perhaps the most influential activist, Isabella Baumfree, or Sojourner Truth, traveled throughout the country preaching her beliefs, and later arguing for abolition. The significance of Sojourner lies in her color, for she was the first and only black woman to preach her beliefs nationally and stand by them at a women's rights convention in 1851.
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