Compare & Contrast Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

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1870s: The only proper occupation for women is wife and mother. Only dire financial circumstances force women to work outside the home, and almost none own their own businesses

1930s: While it has become more acceptable for women to work, it is definitely not the norm, only 22 percent of women work outside the house and few women own businesses independent of their husbands.

Today: Nearly 60 percent of women are now employed outside the home and 37 percent of all U.S. businesses are owned by women.

1870s: Although the 14th Amendment guarantees the full citizenship of African Americans, including the right to vote, many Southern whites are appalled by this idea and begin terrorizing or murdering African Americans for exercising their right to vote.

1930s: In the South, many African Americans are prevented from voting by educational tests they must pass or the poll taxes...

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