HIS 301 – What do we mean by patriarchy

Subject: History    / General History
Question

1. What do we mean by “patriarchy”? Is it always harmful for women? How does it affect your life?

2. We know from our early US History, our country developed into basically two regionalized cultures. How was the Southern woman defined (viewed) in comparison to the Northern women in their respective societies?

3. How did women’s experiences in the Civil War differ from their earlier experiences in the American Revolution? You must look at both wars and their aftermath to answer this question.