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History of English Literature-Jan.12 "A Vindication of the Rights of Women" and "Washing Day"

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January 15 Mary WollstonecraftAnna Laetitia Barbauld A Vindication for the Rights of WomenWashing DayDirect relationships with the reading publicboth dissenters both education both involve in the Abolition movement and both very committed to the ideals of the French Revolution both heavily involved in theRevolutionsEngland 1640 Monarchy restored 1669America 1776France 1789 quality liberty fraternitynew civic sphere collective public sphere rather than the royalHaitian Revolution o Revolution exported throughout the world revolution mechanisms spill out constructing much of who we are today politically o A new middle class asserting dominance over a placid aristocracy out with organized religion Political libertyEquality rejection of aristocracyKing replaced by the idea of publicnation civic dutiesPersonal fulfillment and self realization subjectivity and individualismCustom and tradition challenged by reasonRejection of state religionFaith in the possibility of social transformationWollstonecraft as RevolutionaryExtension of the values concept of equality from male to femaleparalleled by
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