Los Angeles Pierce College Colonial Women Lecture Questions

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Answer 2 of the following 4 questions with an essay response in the space allotted in this assignment on Canvas (average of 12-15 sentences for each answer is typical). Your answers need to include information discussed in class from lectures and films/videos with specific examples provided.

-Each answer is worth up to 25 points for a total of up to 50 points for the completed assignment.

-This is a 1 hour timed exam but it is open note/open book so you can have your essays typed up before you start and copy them into the assignment once it opens for participation.

-This exam will be available to take Oct. 12 from 12am to 11:59pm. Once you open and start the exam you will have 1 hour to complete the exam.

  1. From our “Colonial Women” lecture, list and explain what sort of evidence was used in the Salem witch trials, in 1692, to convict a person of witchcraft? Who tended to be the target of these accusations and what happened to those who were convicted? Why were the trials so disastrous for the Puritans?
  2. From the film, A Midwife’s Tale, what was Martha Ballard’s occupation? What larger role did she play in her community? How did Martha determine the father of an unwed mother’s child? What does this demonstrate about the legal and social status of these women (both Midwives/Martha and unwed mothers) in this New England society?
  3. From our lecture “19th Century Women – North,” what is the Cult of True Womanhood? Explain the four tenets and how and how they applied to 19th century women. From the film, Not for Ourselves Alone, did Elizabeth Cady Stanton (ECS) and Susan B. Anthony (SBA) consider themselves “True Women” according to this philosophy? Explain why or why not. What goals did Stanton and Anthony work toward and what goals did they achieve?
  4. From our lecture “19th Century Women in the South,” what made Sarah and Angelina Grimke so unique and effective in the abolitionist movement? How did Quakers in their town initially react to the sister’s abolitionist work? How did the general public in the North respond to them early on as abolitionist speakers? What controversies arose regarding the Grimke sister’s writings? (List specific examples of the writings and controversies)
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