Lucy Stone: Pioneer of Woman's Rights

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University of Virginia Press, 1930 - Biography & Autobiography - 313 pages
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Alice Stone Blackwell, editor of the Woman's Journal, published this biography of her mother, Lucy Stone, in 1930, a decade after the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Reprinted now for the first time, Lucy Stone: Pioneer of Woman's Rights is a fascinating, plainspoken document of an important era in women's history.

Lucy Stone's biography is all the more impressive because she has been largely left out of the history of women's suffrage. Her leadership came in a form that was not grandstanding or shocking but personal and mentoring. Her daughter's book provides a vivid, unsentimental portrait of growing up female in rural Massachusetts in the nineteenth century, of earning a college degree, and of beginning a lifelong advocacy for basic civil rights for all Americans.

Often facing hostile audiences, Stone lectured all over the country, and she led the call for the first national woman's rights convention, which took place in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1850. She brought other leaders— for example, Susan B. Anthony and Julia Ward Howe—to the cause, and she attended antislavery conferences with Frederick Douglass. The reissue of her biography can kindle a vital discussion of how Stone's activism influenced abolitionist and feminist reform ideology. Her story should be especially remarkable to students, who may find her struggles with keeping her own name after marriage hard to imagine, but her successes as a female public figure and political speaker worth emulating.


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I am currently writing a report on Lucy Stone. What a wonderful women she is! This book, just from the introduction itself, has helped me to see things about the women's lives, back then we really didn't have anything as our own. All women owe Lucy Stone a huge Thanks. She helped pave the way for our rights and everything else we have. Without strong willed women such as her, women today would be nothing. I am amazed at how well written and informative this book is! I loved it and will be ordering it for my personal collection of books. This is a women I look up to, a role model she is indeed! I hope to one day be as strong as Lucy Stone! 

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Randolph Hollingsworth, associate professor of history and women's studies at Lexington Community College, is currently a Commonwealth Humanities Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Kentucky.

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