By Edward L. Ayers, Lewis L. Gould, David M. Oshinsky, Jean R. Soderlund
With a special consciousness to time because the defining nature of background, AMERICAN PASSAGES deals scholars a view of yankee heritage as a whole, compelling narrative. AMERICAN PASSAGES emphasizes the intertwined nature of 3 key features of time--sequence, simultaneity, and contingency. With readability and goal, the authors exhibit how occasions develop from different occasions, people's activities, and vast structural adjustments (sequence), how it sounds as if disconnected occasions happened in shut chronological proximity to each other and have been located in higher, shared contexts (simultaneity), and the way heritage by surprise pivoted as a result of occasions, personalities, and unforeseen results (contingency).
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A. in 1877. D. at a German university. By the 1890s, she had become the president of Bryn Mawr, a woman’s college outside Philadelphia. Like other women in male-dominated professions, she encountered rudeness and indifference from her masculine colleagues. ” Obtaining a degree was not a guarantee of access to professions that males controlled. Myra Bradwell tried to become a lawyer in Illinois, but the state bar 465 Women’s Rights and Black Suffrage During Reconstruction One of the unexpected aspects of Reconstruction occurred during debates about the wisdom of extending the vote to black males but not to women in general.
Angry Liberals threatened to bolt the party. Grant knew that he could never satisfy the demands of the Liberals on Reconstruction or the civil service. Instead, he conciliated mainstream Republicans. He dismissed dissenting cabinet officers and aligned himself with party members willing to defend Congress and the White House. Officeholders who supported Liberal Republican candidates or Democrats were fired. Despite these actions, the 1870 elections went to Grant’s opponents. Liberal Republicans won races in West Virginia and Missouri.
For many in the North, the hum of industry, the spread of railroads, and the rise of cities seemed more in tune with national progress than preserving the rights of former slaves. With a western frontier to open and Native Americans to subdue, the nation retreated from the principles for which the Civil War had been fought. In the case of women’s rights, for example, an initial surge of hope that women might join in the political process receded as male institutions reacted against this new movement.