Woman-Progressive Era Alexis Miller

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Woman-Progressive Era Alexis Miller

-In 1849 Amelia Bloomer began publishing a temperance newspaper, The Lily, in Seneca Falls, New York. Presently, the paper began to publish articles on women's rights as well as temperance. -In the winter of 1850-51 Bloomer wrote an article defending the pantaloons and short skirt worn by the dress reformer Elizabeth Smith Miller against the fashionable, constricting clothes worn by women.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

-For over 50 years, Susan B. Anthony was the leader of the American woman suffrage movement. -Born in Adams, Massachusetts on February 15, 1820, Anthony lived for many years in Rochester.

-In 1840, Elizabeth Cady Stanton accompanied her husband Henry to the World's Anti-Slavery Convention in London, England. -When the British excluded from the convention the American women delegates, including Lucretia Mott, Stanton and Mott resolved to hold a women's rights convention when they returned to the United States.-In 1851, Stanton met Susan B. Anthony and for the next fifty years they worked in close collaboration, Stanton articulating the arguments for improving the legal and traditional rights of women, and Anthony organizing and campaigning to achieve these goals.

Women Work Force

-The 20th century produced dramatic changes and opportunities for women.-The canning industry relied on female workers.-The Textile mills and clothing factories are traditional employers of women. There was an abundance of women workers in the clothing industry.-By 1920 the variety of products women were making in Utah factories included chemicals, soap, cigars, crackers and other baked goods, and candy.


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