In 1853, Sarah Josepha Hale published an important book from a Victorian perspective entitled “Woman’s Record: Sketches of all distinguished women from the creation to A.D. 1854.”  She believed, “The Bible is the only guarantee of women’s rights and the only expositor of her duties.  Under its teachings, men learn to honor her.  Wherever its doctrines are observed, her influence gains power…” (Severance, 2011, p. 259).
Reference Book:  Feminine Threads
Read the “Introductory – New and Old” (pages vii to x) in “Woman’s Record  ” by Hale  (
Cover the following points related to this topic: Research some different descriptions of life during the Victorian Era
1. What do you think of Hale’s view of men and women?
2. What can be added to Hale’s insights?
3. What were some of the positive features of the Victorian era that Hale described as happening during her lifetime?
4. Compare and contrast Victorian culture with our modern culture.
5. What are some pros and cons of both cultures in regard to women?
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