The Ladies of Seneca Falls

The Ladies of Seneca Falls

The Birth of the Woman's Rights Movement

Book - 1976
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Random House, Inc.
On July 13, 1848, five women conversed over tea in a small upstate New York town. The next day, the local newspaper carried their announcement inviting women to attend “A Convention to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of women.″ A few days later, the American woman's right movement became reality.

Miriam Gurko traces the course of the movement from its origin in the Seneca Falls Convention through the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right to vote. She examines each of the movement's founders—Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, and others—to show the various backgrounds from which their feminist consciousness sprang and the unique contribution that each made to the destiny of the movement. This straightforward, comprehensive history of the early years of the woman's rights movement in America is essential background reading for anyone involved with women's studies.

With 34 black-and-white illustrations

Baker & Taylor
Reveals the contributions of such nineteenth-century antecedents to the suffrage movement as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Margaret Fuller

Publisher: New York : Schocken Books, 1976, c1974
ISBN: 9780805205459
Characteristics: vi, 328 p., [7] leaves of plates : ill. ; 20 cm


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