How did feminism of the antebellum period challenge traditional gender beliefs and social structures?
The feminism of the antebellum period was very much a protofeminism. It was not anywhere near to being as assertive as feminism is today. However, for its time, it did represent a challenge to traditional beliefs about gender roles and social structures.
In the antebellum period, there was a widespread belief that women and men should operate in separate spheres. Women were believed to be better suited...
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