In Her Own Right: The Life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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Oxford University Press, Nov 21, 1985 - Social Science - 304 pages
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The first comprehensive, fully documented biography of the most important woman suffragist and feminist reformer in nineteenth-century America, In Her Own Right restores Elizabeth Cady Stanton to her true place in history. Griffith emphasizes the significance of role models and female friendships in Stanton's progress toward personal and political independence. In Her Own Right is, in the author's words, an "unabashedly 'great woman' biography."
 

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Although I live in central New York and served for a time of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Foundation, I learned things about her that I never knew by reading this book. Griffin does a masterful job of ... Read full review

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I sure hope there is a better biography honoring this amazing woman. I found the Elesaveth Griffith was rather crude sometimes in her description of Stanton. She made many remarks about Stanton's personality that were not very flattering and also commented on her weight in excess. Frequently describing Stanton's size in very negative terms that I found offensive.
I know that Stanton had her faults and I wasn't expecting an anel to be described, but I thought the author could have been more respectful and less opnionated. I only finished the book because I was interested in learning about the life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, which was inspiring.
 

Contents

1 Place and Privilege 181526
3
2 Revival Reform and Romance 182739
14
3 Marriage and Mrs Mott 184047
30
4 Seneca Falls Sentiments 1848
47
5 Bonds of Affection 184955
62
6 Discontent and Divorce Reform 185661
86
7 War and Scandal 186265
108
8 Revolution and Schism 186570
118
10 Writing and Widowhood 188088
170
11 Self Sovereign 18891902
191
Stanton in Psychological Perspective
219
APPENDICES
226
Abbreviations
233
Notes
235
Index
263
Copyright

9 Independence 187079
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