Elizabeth Cady Stanton: The Right Is Ours

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Oxford University Press, USA, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 143 pages
Brilliant, stubborn, and astonishingly far-sighted, Elizabeth Cady Stanton was the chief architect of the American women's movement. Here, Harriet Sigerman presents a fascinating profile of the woman who courageously campaigned for women's absolute right to social and political equality in the 1800s. Her stands on issues such as birth control, divorce reform, greater employment opportunities, and equal wages were revolutionary and controversial then and are still debated in the political arena today. Along with her tireless crusade for equal rights, Elizabeth Cady Stanton also raised seven children, authored a history of the women's rights movement, a feminist critique of the Bible, and her autobiography. Featuring never-before-seen photos and illustrations, Elizabeth Cady Stanton brings to life one of history's liveliest and most fascinating women's rights leaders.
 

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Contents

THE ELEMENTS HAD CONSPIRED TO IMPEL ME ONWARD
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1 I TAXED EVERY POWER
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2 A NEW INSPIRATION IN LIFE
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3 A NEW BORN SENSE OF DIGNITY AND FREEDOM
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4 WOMAN HERSELF MUST DO THIS WORK
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5 I NEVER FELT MORE KEENLY THE DEGRADATION OF MY SEX
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6 A SIMULTANEOUS CHORUS FOR FREEDOM
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7 WE ARE READY WE ARE PREPARED
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8 I GET MORE RADICAL AS I GROW OLDER
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EPILOGUE
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CHRONOLOGY
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MUSEUMS AND HISTORIC SITES
134
FURTHER READING
135
INDEX
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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Harriet Sigerman is a historian and freelance writer who has been a research assistant to Henry Steele Commager at Amherst College and for the Stanton-Anthony Papers at the University of Massachusetts. She lives in New Jersey.

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