Analysis Of Joyous Greetings: The First International Women's Movement

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The Women’s Movement spans over a large time period, beginning in the 1830s and still present today. Joyous Greetings: The First International Women’s Movement by Bonnie S. Anderson talks about the international women’s movement from 1830-1860 and speaks about a vast and detailed amount of history. Specifically chapters four and five show the reader the connection that these women had with other movements, one very important movement being, abolition or slavery. As seen in these chapters, these women were involved in many organizations and attempted to not only fight for their cause, but also help fight for others. Chapter 4 focuses on many aspects of the women’s movement, one of them being the connection between the Saint-Simonians and …show more content…
These women were not just advocates for their own equality, but advocated for equality of all. The New Women or feminists of this time fought largely for abolition or anti slavery movements. “Harriet Martineau wrote that after she advocated the abolition of slavery on her American trip in 1835, she ‘was subjected to insult and injury, and was even for some weeks in danger of her life.’” (Anderson, 78) Anna Wheeler even wrote in a letter to Mary Shelley about the horrible acts of slavery which spread throughout Tennessee but failed and later tried to apply her ideals through boarding schools for African-Americans. “Women created emancipation societies favoring immediate abolition that often included both white and black members. Excluded from the all male American Anti-Slavery Association, which formed in 1833, they extended their activities by writing, petitioning, and fund-raising for the movement.” (Anderson, 120.) It is very interesting that an organization fighting for antislavery would not let females join to help fight for the cause. However, despite their effort to exclude the women from this movement, many of the most progressive antislavery contracts of these years were written by

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