The place of women in the 18th century in Britain was similar to the place of women in early United States history, there weren’t given many rights or considered capable of having many rights. The social climate in regards to women in the 18th century was similar to slavery. Many did not think there was a problem in the way women were treated because; they too were not seen as equals to white males. Therefore, it is commonly considered that during the 18th century women’s rights were in a way stagnant. The cultural beliefs and practices of the British were what prevented many women from moving ahead or being seen as equals to men. In Britain during the eighteenth century, women had few rights and barely any value as citizens. There were no educational opportunities available to them. “Powerful men opposed the education of women beyond reading and writing their nam...
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