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Page Law of 1875 race suicide

Plural marriage National Birth Control League

Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act American Birth Control League

Cullom Bill “open marriage”

Homestead Act of 1862 heterodoxy

Women’s National Indian Association feminism

Second Industrial Revolution Hull House

Labor segmentation Henry Street Settlement

Sweatshop Neighborhood Union

Anti-miscegenation laws “municipal housing”

Tenant farming protective associations

Sharecropping National Consumer’s League

“public work” National Women’s Trade Union

Family system of labor “uprising of 30,000”

Woman’s convention International Ladies Garment Union

Home economics “children’s crusade”

National Council of Women Muller v. Oregon

International Council of Women “maternalism”

Young Women’s Christian Association welfare state

White Rose Home and Industrial Association mothers’ pension

Sojourner Truth Home for Working Girls National Congress of Mothers

Phyllis Wheatley Home Women’s Peace Party

National League for Protection of Colored Women Chamberlain-Kahn Act

Women’s Educational and Industrial Union National Assoc. Oppose to Suffrage

Cross-class alliance National Women’s Party

Ladies Federal Labor Union “winning plan”

“do everything policy” 19th Amendment

“southern strategy” heterosociality

General Federation of Women’s Clubs companionate marriages

National Association of Colored Women sexual aversion

National Women’s Alliance pink-collar job

Anti-lynching Campaign National Urban League

“Woman’s Work for Woman” Equal Rights Amendment

“women adrift” Sheppard-Towner Act

Jane Club “race women”

“Charity Girls” Commission on Inter-racial Coop.

“Boston Marriage” Women of the KKK

Social purity campaigns U.S. vs. Package of Pessaries

Comstock Act of 1873 Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938

Age of consent Executive Order 8802

Florence Crittenton Mission sex-segregated labor market

“white slavery panic” momism

Mann Act War Brides Act

Miscegenation Daughters of Bilitis

“domestic feminism” second wave feminism


Laura Ingalls Wilder Zitkala-Sa

Susan La Flesche Picotte Susette La Flesche Tibbles

Rahel Gollup M. Carey Thomas

Marie Lizabeth Zakrzewska Grace Hoadley Dodge

Mary Seymour Mary Church Terrell

Mary Elizabeth Lease Ida B. Wells

Amanda Berry Smith Kate Chopin

Jane Addams Emma Goldman

Rose Schneiderman Rosey Safran

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Carrie Chapman Catt

Georgia O’Keefe Madame C.J. Walker

Gertrude “Ma” Rainey Eleanor Roosevelt

Molly Dewson Frances Perkins

Mine Okubo Rosie the Riveter

Mamie Phipps Clark Jessie Lopez de la Cruz

Mary Calderone Fannie Lou Hamer

Linda Brown Shirley Chisholm

Patsy Matsu Takemoto Audre Lorde

Kate Milliet Gloria Steinem

Betty Friedan


  1. Explain the Doctrine of Plural Marriage. (11)

  2. Explain the “Mormon Question”. (11)

  3. Explain the factors that contributed to the imbalanced sex ratio in the states and territories west of the Mississippi. (11)

  4. Why did woman suffrage come first to the western territories and states? (11)

  5. How did the incorporation of Mexican lands into the U.S. affect the lives of Spanish-speaking women? (11)

  6. How did Indian women respond to the assimilationist programs sponsored by the U.S. government and carried out by missionaries? (11)

  7. Why did women prefer jobs in manufacturing over those in domestic service? (12)

  8. Why did Jewish immigrant women predominate in the garment trades? (12)

  9. How did the rise of the southern textile industry affect race relations between women? (12)

  10. How did child care change at the turn of the century? (12)

  11. How did racial tensions and animosities affect the suffrage campaign, the anti-alcohol campaign, and the anti-lynching campaigns of the late 19th century? (13)

  12. What role did imperialism play in shaping the programs of women activists? (13)

  13. How successful were women activists in bridging class differences? (13)

  14. How effect was volunteerism in providing women access to power outside the realms of government and business controlled by men? (13)

  15. How did Emma Goldman make her argument for free love and against marriage? (14)

  16. What was the role of working-class women in advancing heterosocial relationships? (14)

  17. With the decline of “female passionlessness” how did middle-class marriage change? (14)

  18. What were the causes and effects of the panic over white slavery? (14)

  19. What is the relationship between women’s voluntary organizations and Progressive reform? (15)

  20. What is the significance of the garment and textiles strikes to the history of wage-earning women? (15)

  21. How did the experiences of women vary during WWI? (15)

  22. What made marriage different or modern in the 1920s? What were some of the cause for the companionate marriage? (16)

  23. What changes in the economy helped women wage workers? What spurred the growth of the pink collar job sector? (16)

  24. How did women participate in the culture of jazz? (16)

  25. How did women’s lives change during the Great Depression? (17)

  26. How did wage-earning women respond to the economic crisis of the 1930s? (17)

  27. What did women active in the government accomplish during the New Deal? (17)

  28. Did the Depression change Americans’ views of gender roles? (17)

  29. Why did women enter the industrial workforce in unprecedented numbers during the war? (18)

  30. In what ways did the government target women for mobilization during the war? (18)

  31. Did minority women experience greater freedom and opportunity during the war? (18)

  32. Did Japanese American women gain anything from the war? (18)

  33. In what ways were motherhood and domesticity different in the 1950s from other periods of U.S. History? (19)

  34. How did people in the U.S. discuss sexuality in the 1950s? (19)

  35. What motivated women to participate in the civil rights movement? What did they do to bring about social change in their communities? (20)

  36. How did women petition the federal government to promote gender equality? (20)

  37. What organizations did radical women form during the 60s-80s? (21)

  38. What motivated conservative women into political activism during the 80s? (22)

  39. How did the ideas of welfare change after the 1980s?

  40. In what ways has the globalizing economy affect women? (22)

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