How do you think the institution of slavery affected the role of women in US?

Hollitz chapter 11 about women in antebellum society, what were the characteristics of the proper role and proper

place for women? Did all women agree with this ideology? How did religion factor into the discussion?

As women entered the working arena (mills and farms), how were they affected physically, psychologically and socially? (Give specifics). What did the larger society think of women working?

Was race a factor in the treatment and condition of women? How were slaves treated in this context of a “women’s sphere”? How did white southern women view the promiscuity of slave owners’ relationships with black slave women?

How do you think the institution of slavery affected the role of women in US?

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