For decades growing numbers of women have been shifting from the cateegory of full-time house wives and mothers to ful-time or part-time paid employees.
whatever their social station,women had many duties, but few rights.
next to common law, teh most potent force in maintinging women’s subordinate position was religion.
During the war, the absense of men serving with the continental armies created a vacuum which women had to fill, to enable family and farm to survive and to keep the economy of the thirteen states functioning.
Free education for girls advanced with grim slowness.