Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women s Rights Movement

Author: Sally McMillen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199758609
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In a quiet town of Seneca Falls, New York, over the course of two days in July, 1848, a small group of women and men, led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, held a convention that would launch the woman's rights movement and change the course of history. The implications of that remarkable convention would be felt around the world and indeed are still being felt today. In Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Woman's Rights Movement, the latest contribution to Oxford's acclaimed Pivotal Moments in American History series, Sally McMillen unpacks, for the first time, the full significance of that revolutionary convention and the enormous changes it produced. The book covers 50 years of women's activism, from 1840-1890, focusing on four extraordinary figures--Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, and Susan B. Anthony. McMillen tells the stories of their lives, how they came to take up the cause of women's rights, the astonishing advances they made during their lifetimes, and the lasting and transformative effects of the work they did. At the convention they asserted full equality with men, argued for greater legal rights, greater professional and education opportunities, and the right to vote--ideas considered wildly radical at the time. Indeed, looking back at the convention two years later, Anthony called it "the grandest and greatest reform of all time--and destined to be thus regarded by the future historian." In this lively and warmly written study, Sally McMillen may well be the future historian Anthony was hoping to find. A vibrant portrait of a major turning point in American women's history, and in human history, this book is essential reading for anyone wishing to fully understand the origins of the woman's rights movement.

Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women s Rights Movement

Author: Sally McMillen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198040261
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In a quiet town of Seneca Falls, New York, over the course of two days in July, 1848, a small group of women and men, led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, held a convention that would launch the woman's rights movement and change the course of history. The implications of that remarkable convention would be felt around the world and indeed are still being felt today. In Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Woman's Rights Movement, the latest contribution to Oxford's acclaimed Pivotal Moments in American History series, Sally McMillen unpacks, for the first time, the full significance of that revolutionary convention and the enormous changes it produced. The book covers 50 years of women's activism, from 1840-1890, focusing on four extraordinary figures--Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, and Susan B. Anthony. McMillen tells the stories of their lives, how they came to take up the cause of women's rights, the astonishing advances they made during their lifetimes, and the lasting and transformative effects of the work they did. At the convention they asserted full equality with men, argued for greater legal rights, greater professional and education opportunities, and the right to vote--ideas considered wildly radical at the time. Indeed, looking back at the convention two years later, Anthony called it "the grandest and greatest reform of all time--and destined to be thus regarded by the future historian." In this lively and warmly written study, Sally McMillen may well be the future historian Anthony was hoping to find. A vibrant portrait of a major turning point in American women's history, and in human history, this book is essential reading for anyone wishing to fully understand the origins of the woman's rights movement.

The Myth of Seneca Falls

Author: Lisa Tetrault
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469614278
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Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women's Suffrage Movement, 1848-1898

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ISBN: 0805205454
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Author: Lori D. Ginzberg
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374532397
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In this subtly crafted biography, the historian Lori D. Ginzberg narrates the life of a woman of great charm, enormous appetite, and extraordinary intellectual gifts who turned the limitations placed on women like herself into a universal philosophy of equal rights.

Revolutionary Backlash

Author: Rosemarie Zagarri
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812240276
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Argues that the debate over women's rights began not with the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, but rather during the American Revolution itself, assessing changes in women's status from the Revolutionary War to the election of Andrew Jackson and how women built upon the precedents established during the Revolution to gain an informal role in party politics and male electoral activities.

Women s Suffrage

Author: Colleen Adams
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823936854
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Chronicles women's struggle for suffrage in the United States, including the contributions of such prominent figures as Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucretia Mott.

Votes for Women

Author: Joyce Marlow
Publisher: Virago Press
ISBN: 9781860498961
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Queen Victoria is most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad wicked folly of women's rights, with all its attendant horrors, on which her poor sex is bent' - 1870 It was a bloody and dangerous war lasting several decades, won finally by sheer will and determination in 1928. Drawing on extracts from diaries, newspapers, letters, journals and books, Joyce Marlow has pieced together this inspiring, poignant and exciting history using the voices of the women themselves. Some of the people and events are well-known, but Marlow has gone beyond the obvious, particularly beyond London, to show us the ordinary women - middle and working-class, who had the breathtaking courage to stand up and be counted - or just as likely hectored, or pelted with eggs. These women were clever and determined, knew the power of humour and surprise and exhibited 'unladylike' passion and bravery. Joyce Marlow's anthology is lively, comprehensive, surprising and triumphant.

Sisters

Author: Jean H. Baker
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0809087030
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Interweaving their private lives with their public achievements, Baker presents each of these five revolutionary women in three dimensions, humanized and marvelously approachable.