Compiled by Sarah M. Bradley
When people talk about the history of women in
America, discussion often focuses on key figures or movements
such as Susan B. Anthony or the Womens Rights movement.
Despite the progress achieved for women by those people and events,
in reality a person or movement did not single-handedly cause
the changes in womens rights. Instead it was the demand
for labor and the economic power that women obtained through their
progression into the workforce that led to greater rights for
women. Frequently it is the lives and accomplishments of lesser
known women who worked on farms, in factories, as servants, secretaries,
educators, and professionals that illustrate the true advancement
of womens rights in America.