Compare & Contrast Persuasion by Jane Austen

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Late 1700s: Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft is published in 1792. The book chronicles the growing sense of dissatisfaction women feel about the unequal treatment they receive in the home and in other institutions.

Today: American women have made major gains in their fight for equality with the passage of many pieces of legislation. Although some notable pieces of legislation, including the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment bill, have not been passed, discrimination against women is now against the law.

Late 1700s: One of the most popular forms of literature during this period is the sentimental novel—a didactic work that promotes and rewards its characters' "proper" moral behavior.

Today: The most popular forms of literature for the general reading public are thrillers and memoirs.

Late 1700s: The American War of Independence is waged from 1775 to 1783. As a result, British domination of America comes to an...

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