Woman and Social Progress: A Discussion of the Biologic, Domestic, Industrial and Social Possibilities of American Women

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Nearing blends biological determinism and environmentalism into this discussion of women's role in society.
 

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Pàgina 66 - By marriage the husband and wife are one person in law ; that is the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during the marriage, or at least is incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband ; under whose wing, protection, and cover, she performs everything...
Pàgina 211 - The speaker, and the schoolmaster, and the third grown person present, all backed a little, and swept with their eyes the inclined plane of little vessels then and there arranged in order, ready to have imperial gallons of facts poured into them until they were full to the brim.
Pàgina 65 - Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
Pàgina 275 - Satan finds some mischief still for idle hands to do" and it will be seen that we have no right to impose a perpetual holiday on children.
Pàgina 85 - O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear; Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear!
Pàgina 36 - The land was divided into small enclosures from two acres to six or seven each, seldom more, every three or four pieces of land having a house belonging to them; hardly a house standing out of speaking distance from another. We could see at every house a tenter, and on almost every tenter a piece of cloth or kersie or shalloon.
Pàgina 88 - What is now called the nature of women is an eminently artificial thing — the result of forced repression in some directions, unnatural stimulation in others.
Pàgina 65 - Let your women keep silence in the churches : for it is not permitted unto them to speak : but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.
Pàgina 211 - The speaker's obstinate carriage, square coat, square legs, square shoulders, - nay, his very neckcloth, trained to take him by the throat with an unaccommodating grasp, like a stubborn fact, as it was, - all helped the emphasis. 'In this life, we want nothing but Facts, sir; nothing but Facts!
Pàgina 143 - Thus, for instance : if you are a young lady, and employ a certain number of sempstresses for a given time, in making a given number of simple and serviceable dresses, suppose, seven ; of which you can wear one yourself for half the winter, and give six away to poor girls who have none, you are spending your money unselfishly. But if you employ the same number of sempstresses for the...

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