Observations on the Real Rights of Women and Other Writings

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U of Nebraska Press, 2011 - Political Science - 279 pages
A collection of Hannah Mather Crocker's most famous treatise on women's rights along with her other writing, which serves as an enlightened woman's view of her role in the early American republic.
 

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Contents

Preface
ix
Introduction
xiii
A Note on the Text
li
I Finding a Voice 18121814
1
II Becoming an Advocate 18151819
37
III Taking Stock 18201829
157
Notes
193
Bibliography
255
Index
269
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Hannah Mather Crocker (1752–1829) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to minister Samuel Mather, son of the prominent author and minister Cotton Mather, and his wife, Hannah Hutchinson, sister of the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. She published A Series of Letters on Free Masonry (1815), which she followed with The School of Reform, or Seaman’s Safe Pilot to the Cape of Good Hope (1816) and Observations on the Real Rights of Women (1818). Constance J. Post is an associate professor of English at Iowa State University and the author of Signs of the Times in Cotton Mather’s Paterna: A Study of Puritan Autobiography.

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