I am sure that many of you know a lot about the women’s movements in the United States but I hope that the material that we have covered on abolitionism and women’s rights has given you a different perspective or a different lens from which to view the first wave of the women’s movement. The purpose of this discussion is to share and exchange ideas with your classmates on this topic. I included a prompt below but please feel free to venture outside of the limits of the prompt if you feel like discussing the material in a different way. You should however ensure that you are referencing some of the class material: lectures, readings, websites, videos, etc.
Discuss some of the things that stood out to you specifically related to what we covered on abolitionism and women’s rights. In what ways do you think that the women’s rights movement of the 19th-century impacted other marginalized groups? Please consider race when discussing. Additionally, what are your thoughts on the experiences of Native American women during the women’s rights movement of the 19th century?
You may include examples from your personal experience or current events.
Part 1
Post a response to the prompt above and use specific examples from the reading. Once you have posted your initial response you will be able to view your classmate’s responses. Your initial post is due by Friday at 11:59 pm.
Part 2
Respond to at least two of your classmate’s posts. This part is due by Sunday at 11:59 pm.
Treat these asynchronous discussions as you would treat an in-person discussion with your classmates. The purpose of these discussions is to use critical thinking and to exchange ideas with your classmates. You should reference this week’s material and give specific detail in a way that fosters a productive discussion. This is also a good opportunity to ask your classmates questions regarding things you didn’t fully understand. It’s also a good opportunity to help your classmates if you understood something that they did not. You should not treat this as an essay and please use your own words and ideas on the material rather than simply restating the content. Your peers read the same text as you, so it’s not effective to give a full summary of the reading in your initial post.