Paired Texts > The Life's Work of Susan B. Anthony
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In "Our Deportment, or the Manners, Conduct, and Dress of Refined Society," John H. Young explains the rules of etiquette during the early 19th century. In this excerpt, Young explains the proper etiquette for wives and husbands.Pair “Our Deportment, or the Manners, Conduct, and Dress of Refined Society” with “The Life’s Work of Susan B. Anthony” and ask students to discuss how women were expected to contribute to society. How does this compare to how women of the suffrage movement wished to participate in society?
"The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions" is a document written by suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton and signed by 68 women and 32 men at the Seneca Falls Convention — the first women's rights convention. This number represents 100 people who signed the following document, out of a total of 300 people who were in attendance at the convention, showing how "The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions" was controversial in its time.Pair “Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” with “The Life’s Work of Susan B. Anthony” to provide students with further information regarding the Seneca Fall Convention. How do the opinions regarding women’s rights expressed in “Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” compare to “The Life’s Work of Susan B. Anthony"?
The newspaper article from The Barre Daily Times "Was Hard Fight to Get Vote" discusses women's fight for the right to vote that spanned decades.Pair “The Life’s Work of Susan B. Anthony” with “Was Hard Fight to Get Vote” and ask students to compare how Susan B. Anthony’s contributions to the women’s suffrage movement are depicted in each text. What additional events and changes took place in the movement after Anthony’s death?
This informational text discusses the life and legacy of Eleanor Roosevelt, who transformed the role of First Lady and was a tireless activist for civil and women's rights.Pair “The Life’s Work of Susan B. Anthony” with “Eleanor Roosevelt: Not Without Her Consent,” and ask students to compare how the two women advocated for women’s rights and how their efforts were received during their lifetimes. How does the Eleanor Roosevelt text show progress — or lack thereof — in women’s rights since Susan B. Anthony’s time?
Journalist Susan Dare interviews the famous women's rights activist, Susan B. Anthony, in this text published in 1905.Pair “The Life’s Work of Susan B. Anthony” with “Excerpts from ‘Susan B. Anthony, The Woman’” and ask students to compare and contrast how Anthony is presented in these primary source texts, which were written during her life and after her death. Ask students to consider the role of the media in the women’s suffrage movement, as well as how each of these texts may have shaped the public perception of Anthony’s life and legacy.