Early in the nineteenth century many persons began feeling acute dissatisfaction with the status of American women. Because of this sentiment they wrote, spoke, and organized for the purpose of changing this status. By the latter part of the century their efforts were producing results. In ever increasing numbers women were attending institutions of higher learning. They were engaging in many professional and business activities. In the political realm also their status was improving, and a few states were even allowing them to vote.
Taylor, A. Elizabeth
"The Woman Suffrage Movement in Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 36
, Article 8.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol36/iss1/8