The Cult of True Womanhood 1820-1860, by Barbara Welter

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The conditions of the women in the United States during the nineteenth century, woman were basically expected to obey their husbands and pressure the role of housewife. "The Cult of True Womanhood" by Barbara Welter allows a person to understand the life for a woman during this time. Most women write about fighting for women’s right in the nations, where Welter decided to take a different approach. The purpose of “The Cult of True Womanhood” was to educate people about the life of a woman in the 19th century. According to Welter’s article, she provides information about womanhood and the life of domestication with occupation as the ideal housewife.

Welters provide a sufficient amount of information on womanhood in the United States during the 19th century. According to Welters, back in the day women were expected to assume the role of housewife; the men had the role of providing for their family. Women seemed to have been predestined as homemakers. Jokingly, it was thought to be in their blood. In this article Welter mentioned that a woman was expected to be religious in ...
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