For this essay I would like you to choose either women, African Americans, or Native Americans. Please compose a 3 page essay comparing the status of one of those groups in the 18th-19th century with their status today. Please try to focus on a single topic such as voting rights, civil rights, representation in government or other positions of power, wealth and property ownership, or access to education, rather than trying to tackle too broad a subject — you won’t be able to describe every way in which women’s status has changed during this time period in 3 mere pages.
Your essay must include:
A quote from a piece of literature written during the period we are studying (17-1800s).
Factual information cited from a reliable historical source dealing with the status of this group in the past.
Factual information cited from a reliable sociological source dealing with the status of this group today.