Women throughout American History
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...women who had the capacity to support themselves often owned boarding houses or became seamstresses. In a number of occasions there were women who occupied jobs and worked in professions available largely to members of the male population (Bataille and Lisa 26). There were women singers, doctors, writers, lawyers, teachers, and preachers. However, by the initial periods of the 19th century, standard occupations for working females were restricted to domestic work and factory labor. Women were barred from the professions, save for teaching and writing. The necessary educational requirements, specifically for the practice of medicine, enhanced. This stopped a large... Women throughout American History All ...