The Bonds of Womanhood

The Women’s Rights movement came about when abolitionist men suppressed women from participating actively in the anti-slavery meetings. Because of this, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott decided to hold the first Woman’s Rights Convention at Seneca Falls, N.Y in June of 1848. At this convention, the women would articulate their protests against their status in society as well as their proposals to alleviate the problem. [...]

Economic Development During the Early-Nineteenth Century

In the years from 1840 to 1860, the population of New York increased. In 1840, the population of New York was 2,428,921. In 1850, the population had increased by approximately 23 percent and in 1860, by approximately 60 percent. In 1840, 97.9 percent of the population was white, the rest of the population consisted of free colored people and foreign-born persons. In 1850, the white population increased to 98.4 percent of the total population and rose slightly to 98.7 percent of the total population in 1860. This shows that in the period from 1840 to 1860, the population of New York did not become more racially diverse but rather became more pre-dominantly white. [...]