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Feminism, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes. Historically, the feminist movement has been categorized by two distinct waves. The first wave began around 1890 and is stated to have ended in 1920, after women successfully obtained the right to vote with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. The second wave does not occur until the 1960s and would continue into to the modern era. However, this paper is addressing how historians theorized about the “Long Feminist” movement that occurred between the two distinct waves of feminism. The importance of the “Long Feminist movement” is affected directly by how historians used specific methodological approaches in their writing and how future historians would view this specific time period, due to these writings.
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Clapp, Tiffany, "Between the Waves: A Historiographical Analysis of the Long Women’s Movement" (2020). 2020 Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creative Activity. 6.