Gilded Age Backlash: The Progressive Era

Although this cartoon refers specifically to only one of the reforms during the Progressive Era (women’s suffragism), it is visually a great example of what was going on with all reforms during this era. Photo Credit: Political cartoon about suffrage in the United States. Four women supporting suffrage on a steamroller crushing rocks "opposition". Illustration … Continue reading Gilded Age Backlash: The Progressive Era

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A Life for a Life: Wives Under Suspicion (1938)

***This post is part of Made in 1938 Blogathon, hosted by the In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and Pop Culture Reverie blogs. *** ***Some spoilers*** “It’s still a life for a life, as far as I’m concerned.” (Warren William, Wives Under Suspicion) The year 1938 was an interesting one in America. The nation started … Continue reading A Life for a Life: Wives Under Suspicion (1938)

A Dissatisfying Ideology: Separate Spheres in the 19th Century

Photo Credit: OpenClipartVectors/Pixabay/CC0 1.0 Welcome to the Dream Book Blog’s first post of 2019! I’m not ashamed to say I’m a feminist. I became a feminist in college when I began studying literature and women’s fiction. I came from a very patriarchal house (read: chauvinist) where my parents supported the idea that the men ruled … Continue reading A Dissatisfying Ideology: Separate Spheres in the 19th Century