The Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: Against an aristocracy of sex, 1866 to 1873

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Rutgers University Press, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 682 pages
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"Volume two of The Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony is a marvel. . . . Just about everything Anthony and Stanton have to say has some interest. What I particularly like about Selected Papers is that it can be dipped into for information or read consecutively as a fascinating biography of the two pioneering feminists."-National Women's Studies Association Journal Against an Aristocracy of Sex, 1866 to 1873 is the second of six planned volumes of the Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. The entire collection documents the friendship and accomplishments of two of America's most important social and political reformers. Though neither Stanton nor Anthony lived to see passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, each of them devoted fifty-five years to the cause of woman suffrage. The second volume picks up the story of Stanton and Anthony at the end of 1866, when they launched their drive to make universal suffrage a priority of Reconstruction. Through letters, speeches, articles, and diaries, this volume recounts their years as editor and publisher of the weekly paper the Revolution, their extensive travels, and their lobbying with Congress. It touches on the bitter division that occurred among suffragists over such controversial topics as marriage and divorce, and a national debate over the citizenship of women under the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. By the summer of 1873, when this volume ends, Anthony stood convicted of the federal crime of illegal voting. An irate Stanton warned, "I felt afresh the mockery of this boasted chivalry of man towards woman." Ann Gordon is an associate research professor at Rutgers University. She is the editor of this six-volume series.
 

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Contents

Illustrations
xvi
Editorial Practice
xxx
Abbreviations
xxxvi
20
xxxvii
convention
8
convention
23
88
44
9
45
1o5 before 13 November 1869
210
Press
233
SBA to Editor New York Times
249
Francis Minor to Revolution
273
Martha Collin Wright to SBA
279
Editorial Correspondence by ECS
285
4June 1870
289
Ballot
321

June 1867
56
l7_une 1869
72
Convention
81
12? August 1869
86
QO vI
92
January 1871
113
George Francis Train
128
14January 1869
129
Association
135
September 1869
166
Union
169
10o 14 October 1869
204
8_une 1872
375
168
379
after 4_uly 1872
441
Hooker
485
Blackwell
517
Commissioner
542
Citizen to Vote?
554
1January 1873
577
Court
612
after 19 June 1873
614
281
643
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Gordon is Associate Research Professor of History at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

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