- American Women’s Social Status in 1800’s
January 1, 1883 to December 31, 1883 NEW YORK, New York poverty, Women, social status
Emily Faithfull, an English women right’s activist and writer, discovered an interesting phenomenon during her trips to the United States in 1872 and 1882. Many middle class and upper class women she met were leading a harsh life after losing their fathers or husbands. In two cases, the daughter of a navy Commander and the wife of a General of the United States Army were not able to make a living...