Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences, 1815-1897

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Schocken Books, 1971 - Feminism - 474 pages
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a scholar, thinker, and eloquent speaker, was one of the earliest advocates of women's suffrage, and one of the most effective. The first woman to appear before a joint judiciary committee of government, she championed the idea of giving women the control of their property and earnings, guardianship of their children, opportunity for education and employment, and equality before the law. She raised the issue of whether women could in fact be citizens of the United States until they gained the vote. She called the Seneca Falls Convention in the summer of 1848, which initiated active measures "to remedy the wrongs of society in general and women in particular." Eighty Years and More movingly describes the struggle of American women toward equality. Mrs. Stanton's descendants in the woman's movement will be charmed and inspired by this serenely self-confident narrative. --

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