|A little girl manufactures stockings.|
As the winds of Progressivism began their sweep across the nation in the 1890s, there were signs that American womanhood was about to shift. Women rode bicycles, and their “wheeling” outfits liberated them from corsets and heavy skirts. Middle- and upper-class women attended college, and some worked as doctors or lawyers.
What the woman who labors wants is the right to live, not simply exist. . . The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too.
|Alice Paul stitched stars as states ratified the 19th Amendment.|