Roles of women
Before electricity, water and indoor plumbing women spent long hard hours making food, rising children, making and mending clothing and doing laundry.
A majority of women in paid employment worked in domestic service, also known as homes of the well-to-do. Other women worked in factories and mills. Working, people had set hours on there job and personal freedom, doing so they could live alone
December 1893 women started to explore new worlds into working
In 1839, a law was passed which stated that if a marriage broke down and the parents separated, children under seven years of age should stay with their mother.
In 1857, women could divorce husbands who were cruel to them or husbands who had left them.
In 1870, women were allowed to keep money they had earned.
In 1891, women could not be forced to live with husbands unless they wished to.