The information presented in this time period has been organized by Sarah Findley. Prior to the 20th century, beliefs on procreation and gender roles were constantly changing throughout Western culture. I will discuss what the major differences in beliefs were for the following time periods in chronological order:
– The Middle Ages(400-1400s)
– The Enlightenment (1500-1700s) and
– The Victorian Era (1800s)
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