Ideals of Womanhood in Nineteenth-Century America 1

Module code: HS3709

Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, successful students will be able to:

  • Identify and explain nineteenth-century ideals of womanhood
  • Discuss the role of class and race in influencing conformity to these ideals
  • Critically evaluate and contextualize primary documents related to these ideals
  • Recognise that women’s lived experience did not always conform to prescriptive ideals 


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