equal rights, women's rights
PART TWO: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES
Awakenings and Murmurs of Protest
In the United States, the history of women's struggle for equal rights played out in many ways unique to this young developing country. The early settlers, both men and women, brought with them a burning desire for freedom to worship and govern as they chose. Existence in a new world was a dire struggle. Then came the conflict of loyalty to the King of England and the fight for Independence. Through all of this the women stood side by side with their husbands, wielding the plough and shotgun, sharing their work, but excluded from community decisions.
Durrer, Margot Ammann
"Equal Rights - American Style,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 44:
2, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol44/iss2/7