Florida in the nineteenth century was a traditional southern state. The legacy from the Civil War and Reconstruction lingered into the early decades of the twentieth century, principally with regard to cultural expectations, racial prejudice, and one-party Democratic politics. Women’s roles in the society were carefully defined, and there was not much divergence from cultural expectations. Florida Congressman Frank Clark expressed this traditional attitude in 1915: “Let us then leave woman where she is— the loveliest of all creation, queen of the household.“
Ellis, Mary Carolyn
"Creating a Different Pattern: Florida's Women Legislators, 1928-1986,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 66:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol66/iss1/6