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Major Problems in American Womens History is a collection of documents and essays that are primarily about the role women took in American history I was assigned to read chapter 14 Women and the Feminine Ideal in Postwar America and chapter 15 Political Activism and Feminism in the 1960s and Early 1970s Chapter 14 was compiled of six documents and three essays All of which describes the atmosphere and obstacles women in the postwar era had to endure The first document was an article excerpted from American Home magazine entitled Parents and Architects of Peace This article informs parents on how to raise their children with the qualities of leadership necessary to insure peacep400 The author dictates that in order to achieve this goal they must supply their children with personal security Personal security is achieved by harmonious family living which is based on p400 seven principals 1 Love and Affection 2 Equal Rights 3 Discipline 4 Freedom 5 Enrichment 6 Co-operation and 7 Education The second document was taken from Modern Women The Lost Sex In this document the authors are anti-feminists They strongly agree that a womans place is in the home That is the main point of the document They believe that women with jobs are neglecting their families They state that if a woman is not happy with her domestic life that she is a masculine women They imply that there is something biologically wrong with women that seek careers The third document was taken from Negro Magazine This document describes just how women especially black women experience prejudice in the work place and in other aspects of life The author mentions how successful businesswomen are never credited for their accomplishments and emphasizes how it is difficult for a black woman to find a man She blames the difficulty in finding a man on several factors One being that black men outnumber black women and interracial marriages were not accepted
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