Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Final review!

Please bring a pencil!

Corset diseases-dress reform
Bloomerism
13th, 14, 15th amendments
AWSA vs. NWSA
Victoria Woodhull
NAWSA
Carrie Chapman Catt
Alice Paul
Lucy Burns
NWP
State laws vs. federal laws
Inez Millhullond
settlement houses
birth control (early 1900s)
Margaret Sanger
Sadie Sachs
Comstock Laws

Civil War years- KNOW THEM!
"Iron Jawed Angels"
19th Amendment
Victorian Era fashion vs. 1920s fashion- click here for link
Corset diseases
Emergencies of the 1930s
U.S. in WWII - know the years!  
Women in wartime industries
What happened to women post-WWII
Phyllis Schlafly
Equal Rights Amendment

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Class canceled, Thursday 7/24

Apologies for the late  notice, but I need to cancel class today. Please be prepared to take the short exam next Tuesday, 7/29.

Also, please read this article, and be prepared to discuss Tuesday. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Short Quiz Thursday, 7/24

Please bring a pencil!

Corset diseases-dress reform
Bloomerism
13th, 14, 15th amendments
AWSA vs. NWSA
Victoria Woodhull
NAWSA
Carrie Chapman Catt
Alice Paul
Lucy Burns
NWP
State laws vs. federal laws
Inez Millhullond
settlement houses
birth control (early 1900s)
Margaret Sanger
Sadie Sachs
Comstock Laws

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Read for Tuesday, 7/22

Read the following secondary source on the Lowell Factories:
Modern History Sourcebook: Harriet Robinson: Lowell Mill Girls

Now read the following letters from a young woman working in the factories. Be prepared to discuss and write about both on Tuesday.

 1. LETTER WRITTEN BY LYDIA BIXBY TO HER MOTHER

2. LETTER WRITTEN BY LYDIA BIXBY TO HER BROTHER 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Short exam: Thursday 7/17

Things to know for Thursdays test:

Emily Dickinson
transcendentalism
"promiscuous audience"
Margaret Fuller
William Lloyd Garrison
Angelina and Sara Grimke
abolitionists
temperence
John Brown
Frederick Douglass
Harriet Beecher (Stowe)
American Equal Rights Association-suffrage
Seneca Falls Convention
American Equal Rights Association



Film from Tuesday and today:
"Abolitionists" on PBS-American Experience

Emily Dickinson- Read in class 7/15

Transcendentalism and Margaret Fuller

Read the following guide on Tips for Reading Emily Dickinson, then read the following poems and answer the questions following the poems.

Selected Poems by Emily Dickinson

1.
Before you thought of spring,
Except as a surmise,
You see, God bless his suddenness,
A fellow in the skies
Of independent hues,
A little weather-worn,
Inspiriting habiliments
Of indigo and brown.

With specimens of song,
As if for you to choose,
Discretion in the interval,
With gay delays he goes
To some superior tree
Without a single leaf,
And shouts for joy to nobody
But his seraphic self!
2.
Wild nights - Wild nights!
Were I with thee
Wild nights should be
Our luxury!

Futile - the winds -
To a Heart in port -
Done with the Compass -
Done with the Chart!

Rowing in Eden -
Ah - the Sea!
Might I but moor - tonight -
In thee!
3.
The Months have ends - the Years - a knot -
No Power can untie
To stretch a little further
A Skein of Misery -
The Earth lays back these tired lives
In her mysterious Drawers -
Too tenderly, that any doubt
An ultimate Repose -
The manner of the Children -
Who weary of the Day -
Themself - the noisy Plaything
They cannot put away -

1. How do these poems support the "transcendentalist" philosophy? Give examples.

2. Are these poems at all risqué? If so, which parts?

3. Read this quick biography of Emily Dickinson (read all the years, starting with the timeline and ending with the later years). Did she live her life the way she wrote poetry? Do you think her life was a typical New England life, or was it different/special? How so?

4. How did the events in American history affect Dickinson throughout her life? Give examples of these events.

5. Consider the major events in Dickinson's life. What do you think affected her writing most?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Due Tuesday, 7/15

Find 3 sources using the library databases or books from the library. Make sure at least one source is a primary source document. Properly use MLA format to cite the source. Pick one quote from just one of your sources and copy it onto the page. Then, write a paragraph using that information from the quote, but paraphrase it and properly cite.

EXAMPLE:

Topic: Emily Dickinson

Sources:
1. Dickinson, Emily. The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson. Ed. Thomas H. Johnson. Boston:
      Little, Brown and Company,   1961.

2. (This is just an example, do not use you textbook as one of these 3 sources) Cott, Nancy. No 
     Small  Courage: A History of Women in the United States. New York: Oxford University
     Press, 2000.

3. Bagchi, Alaknanda. "Conflicting Nationalisms: The Voice of Subaltern in Mahasweta
     Devi's Bashai Tudu." Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature 15.1 (1996): 41-50. 

Quote:
 "My life closed twice before its close;
It yet remains to see
If Immortality unveil
A third event to me," (Dickinson 42).

Paraphrase and explanation (Please write at least 6 sentences for this, I am merely giving an example here.)

Emily Dickinson often discussed death in her prose. Since she lost her mother at a young and and grew up in an uncertain time in American history, it's no wonder so many of her poems discussed things like "If immortality unveil, a third event to me" (Dickinson 42).