Read both Chapter 9 of OpenStax U.S. History and the primary source “The American Frugal Housewife” by Lydia Maria Child. Then answer the questions below. Each of your responses must be 150 words or more. Make sure you fully answer all parts of the questions. (Please note that this assignment is due by Thursday, March 25 by 10:00 p.m.)
Link: The American Frugal Housewife (1829)
1. What qualities must a successful woman possess according to Lydia Maria Child? What was the purpose of possessing such qualities?
2. How did she describe women who did not possess any qualities? What was the larger significance of lacking qualities?
3. Child was a women’s rights activist, an abolitionist, and a Native American rights activist. Do you think this selection contradicts that description? Why or why not?