The Historical Development of the Woman’s Movement

Discuss the historical development of the Woman’s Movement in Europe and America from the nineteenth century.

What were some of the primary changes that women sought? How did they justify their demands? What tactics did they commonly use to gain their goals, and why did a minority of women activists by the turn of the twentieth century begin to use violent tactics to gain their ends? What arguments were most used by those who were opposed to expanding women’s options, rights, and opportunities?