Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


History 233. United States Women, 1790-1890

This course surveys the history of women in the 19th-century United States, exploring changing constructions of gender, race and class during a period of significant economic and political development. The course examines the emergence of the women's rights movement among members of the emerging white middle class as well as the changing experiences of free and enslaved African American women. Students complete original research in diaries held in the Wheaton College Archives and Special Collections.