Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement by Sally McMillen

Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement
  • Title : Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement
  • Author : Sally McMillen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780199758609
  • Pages : 322
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  • Language : English
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In a quiet town of Seneca Falls, New York, over the course of two days in July, 1848, a small group of women and men, led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, held a convention that would launch the woman's rights movement and change the course of history. The implications of that remarkable convention would be felt around the world and indeed are still being felt today. In Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Woman's Rights Movement, the latest contribution to Oxford's acclaimed Pivotal Moments in American History series, Sally McMillen unpacks, for the first time, the full significance of that revolutionary convention and the enormous changes it produced. The book covers 50 years of women's activism, from 1840-1890, focusing on four extraordinary figures--Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, and Susan B. Anthony. McMillen tells the stories of their lives, how they came to take up the cause of women's rights, the astonishing advances they made during their lifetimes, and the lasting and transformative effects of the work they did. At the convention they asserted full equality with men, argued for greater legal rights, greater professional and education opportunities, and the right to vote--ideas considered wildly radical at the time. Indeed, looking back at the convention two years later, Anthony called it "the grandest and greatest reform of all time--and destined to be thus regarded by the future historian." In this lively and warmly written study, Sally McMillen may well be the future historian Anthony was hoping to find. A vibrant portrait of a major turning point in American women's history, and in human history, this book is essential reading for anyone wishing to fully understand the origins of the woman's rights movement.


The Myth of Seneca Falls by Lisa Tetrault

The Myth of Seneca Falls
  • Title : The Myth of Seneca Falls
  • Author : Lisa Tetrault
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • ISBN Code : 1469614278
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women's Suffrage Movement, 1848-1898


The Road to Seneca Falls by Judith Wellman

The Road to Seneca Falls
  • Title : The Road to Seneca Falls
  • Author : Judith Wellman
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN Code : 0252092821
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Feminists from 1848 to the present have rightly viewed the Seneca Falls convention as the birth of the women's rights movement in the United States and beyond. In The Road To Seneca Falls, Judith Wellman offers the first well documented, full-length account of this historic meeting in its contemporary context. The convention succeeded by uniting powerful elements of the antislavery movement, radical Quakers, and the campaign for legal reform under a common cause. Wellman shows that these three strands converged not only in Seneca Falls, but also in the life of women's rights pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton. It is this convergence, she argues, that foments one of the greatest rebellions of modern times. Rather than working heavy-handedly downward from their official "Declaration of Sentiments," Wellman works upward from richly detailed documentary evidence to construct a complex tapestry of causes that lay behind the convention, bringing the struggle to life. Her approach results in a satisfying combination of social, community, and reform history with individual and collective biographical elements. The Road to Seneca Falls challenges all of us to reflect on what it means to be an American trying to implement the belief that "all men and women are created equal," both then and now. A fascinating story in its own right, it is also a seminal piece of scholarship for anyone interested in history, politics, or gender.


History of Woman Suffrage by Elizabeth Cady Stanton,Susan Brownell Anthony,Matilda Joslyn Gage

History of Woman Suffrage
  • Title : History of Woman Suffrage
  • Author : Elizabeth Cady Stanton,Susan Brownell Anthony,Matilda Joslyn Gage
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The Woman's Bible by Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The Woman's Bible
  • Title : The Woman's Bible
  • Author : Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Publisher : tredition
  • ISBN Code : 3842497482
  • Pages : 528
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  • Language : English
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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.


The Political Thought of Elizabeth Cady Stanton by Sue Davis

The Political Thought of Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Title : The Political Thought of Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Author : Sue Davis
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • ISBN Code : 0814720951
  • Pages : 299
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  • Language : English
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The story of the civil rights movement is well-known, popularized by both the media and the academy. Yet the version of the story recounted time and again by both history books and PBS documentaries is a simplified one, reduced to an inspirational but ultimately facile narrative framed around Dr. King, the Kennedys, and the redemptive days of Montgomery and Memphis, in which black individuals become the rescued survivors. This story renders the mass of black people invisible, refusing to take seriously everyday people whose years of persistent struggle often made the big events possible. Time Longer than Rope unearths the ordinary roots of extraordinary change, demonstrating the depth and breadth of black oppositional spirit and activity that preceded the civil rights movement. The diversity of activism covered by this collection extends from tenant farmers' labor reform campaign in the 1919 Elaine, Arkansas massacre to Harry T. Moore’s leadership of a movement that registered 100,000 black Floridians years before Montgomery, and from women's participation in the Garvey movement to the changing meaning of the Lincoln Memorial. Concentrating on activist efforts in the South, key themes emerge, including the under appreciated importance of historical memory and community building, the divisive impact of class and sexism, and the shifting interplay between individual initiative and structural constraints. More than simply illuminating a hitherto marginalized fragment of American history, Time Longer than Rope provides a crucial pre-history of the modern civil rights movement. In the process, it alters our entire understanding of African American activism and the very meaning of “civil rights.”


Lucy Stone by Sally Gregory McMillen,Sally G. McMillen

Lucy Stone
  • Title : Lucy Stone
  • Author : Sally Gregory McMillen,Sally G. McMillen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199778396
  • Pages : 338
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  • Language : English
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"A biography of Lucy Stone, who, while often overshadowed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and others, played a pivotal role in the woman's rights movement and fought for gender equality throughout her life"--


Letters on the Equality of the Sexes, and the Condition of Woman by Sarah Moore Grimké

Letters on the Equality of the Sexes, and the Condition of Woman
  • Title : Letters on the Equality of the Sexes, and the Condition of Woman
  • Author : Sarah Moore Grimké
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 128
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  • Language : English
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Grimké, an active abolitionist and crusader for women's rights, sets down her thoughts on the natural equality of the sexes and foreshadows many of the arguments of later feminists.


Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Feminist as Thinker by Ellen Carol DuBois,Richard Cándida Smith

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Feminist as Thinker
  • Title : Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Feminist as Thinker
  • Author : Ellen Carol DuBois,Richard Cándida Smith
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • ISBN Code : 0814719813
  • Pages : 328
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  • Language : English
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More than one hundred years after her death, Elizabeth Cady Stanton still stands—along with her close friend Susan B. Anthony—as the major icon of the struggle for women’s suffrage. In spite of this celebrity, Stanton’s intellectual contributions have been largely overshadowed by the focus on her political activities, and she is yet to be recognized as one of the major thinkers of the nineteenth century. Here, at long last, is a single volume exploring and presenting Stanton’s thoughtful, original, lifelong inquiries into the nature, origins, range, and solutions of women’s subordination. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Feminist as Thinker reintroduces, contextualizes, and critiques Stanton’s numerous contributions to modern thought. It juxtaposes a selection of Stanton’s own writings, many of them previously unavailable, with eight original essays by prominent historians and social theorists interrogating Stanton’s views on such pressing social issues as religion, marriage, race, the self and community, and her place among leading nineteenth century feminist thinkers. Taken together, these essays and documents reveal the different facets, enduring insights, and fascinating contradictions of the work of one of the great thinkers of the feminist tradition. Contributors: Barbara Caine, Richard Cándida Smith, Ellen Carol DuBois, Ann D. Gordon, Vivian Gornick, Kathi Kern, Michele Mitchell, and Christine Stansell.


No Permanent Waves by Nancy A. Hewitt

No Permanent Waves
  • Title : No Permanent Waves
  • Author : Nancy A. Hewitt
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0813547245
  • Pages : 453
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  • Language : English
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No Permanent Waves boldly enters the ongoing debates over the utility of the 'wave' metaphor for capturing the complex history of women's rights by offering fresh perspectives on the diverse movements that comprise U.S. feminism, past and present. Seventeen essays - both original and reprinted - of this title address continuities, conflicts, and transformations among women's movements in the United States from the early nineteenth century through today. In this title, a respected group of contributors from diverse generations and backgrounds argue for new chronologies, more inclusive conceptualizations of feminist agendas and participants, and fuller engagements with contestations around particular issues and practices. Race, class, and sexuality are explored within histories of women's rights and feminism as well as the cultural and intellectual currents and social and political priorities that marked movements for women's advancement and liberation. These essays question whether the concept of waves surging and receding can fully capture the complexities of U.S. feminisms and suggest models for reimagining these histories from radio waves to hip-hop.


A Very Dangerous Woman by Sherry H. Penney,James D. Livingston

A Very Dangerous Woman
  • Title : A Very Dangerous Woman
  • Author : Sherry H. Penney,James D. Livingston
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 315
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The first biography of a pioneering women's rights activist; A very dangerous woman is what Martha Coffin Wright's conservative neighbors considered her, because of her work in the women's rights and abolition movements. In 1848, Wright and her older sister Lucretia Mott were among the five brave women who organized the historic Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention. Wright remained a prominent figure in the women's movement until her death in 1875 at age sixty-eight, when she was president of the National Woman Suffrage Association. At age twenty-six, she attended the 1833 founding of the American Anti-Slavery Society and later presided over numerous antislavery meetings, including two in 1861 that were disrupted by angry antiabolitionist mobs. Active in the Underground Railroad, she sheltered fugitive slaves and was a close friend and supporter of Harriet Tubman. In telling Wright's story, the authors make good use of her lively letters to her family, friends, and colleagues, including Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. nineteenth-century reform and family life. Her correspondence with slaveholding relatives in the South grew increasingly contentious with the approach of the Civil War. One nephew became a hero of the Confederacy with his exploits at the Battle of Fredericksburg, and her son in the Union artillery was seriously wounded at Gettysburg while repelling Pickett's Charge. Wright's life never lacked for drama. She survived a shipwreck, spent time at a frontier fort, experienced the trauma of the deaths of a fiance, her first husband, and three of her seven children, and navigated intense conflicts within the women's rights and abolition movements. Throughout her tumultuous career, she drew on a reservoir of humor to promote her ideas and overcome the many challenges she faced. This accessible biography, written with the general reader in mind, does justice to her remarkable life.


Untidy Origins by Lori D. Ginzberg

Untidy Origins
  • Title : Untidy Origins
  • Author : Lori D. Ginzberg
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN Code : 0807876364
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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On a summer day in 1846--two years before the Seneca Falls convention that launched the movement for woman's rights in the United States--six women in rural upstate New York sat down to write a petition to their state's constitutional convention, demanding "equal, and civil and political rights with men." Refusing to invoke the traditional language of deference, motherhood, or Christianity as they made their claim, the women even declined to defend their position, asserting that "a self evident truth is sufficiently plain without argument." Who were these women, Lori Ginzberg asks, and how might their story change the collective memory of the struggle for woman's rights? Very few clues remain about the petitioners, but Ginzberg pieces together information from census records, deeds, wills, and newspapers to explore why, at a time when the notion of women as full citizens was declared unthinkable and considered too dangerous to discuss, six ordinary women embraced it as common sense. By weaving their radical local action into the broader narrative of antebellum intellectual life and political identity, Ginzberg brings new light to the story of woman's rights and of some women's sense of themselves as full members of the nation.


The American Pageant by David M. Kennedy,Lizabeth Cohen

The American Pageant
  • Title : The American Pageant
  • Author : David M. Kennedy,Lizabeth Cohen
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • ISBN Code : 1133713467
  • Pages : 592
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  • Language : English
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THE AMERICAN PAGEANT enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular, effective, and entertaining texts in American history. The colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and trademark wit bring American history to life. The Fifteenth edition includes markedly deeper explorations of the cultural innovations, artistic movements, and intellectual doctrines that have engaged and inspired Americans and shaped the course of American history. Additional pedagogical features make THE AMERICAN PAGEANT accessible to students: part openers and chapter-ending chronologies provide a context for the major periods in American history, while other features present primary sources, scholarly debates, and key historical figures for analysis. Available in the following options: THE AMERICAN PAGEANT, Fifteenth Edition (Chapters 1-42); Volume 1: To 1877 (Chapters 1-22); Volume 2: Since 1865 (Chapters 22-42). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Life and Writings of Amelia Bloomer by D. C. Bloomer

Life and Writings of Amelia Bloomer
  • Title : Life and Writings of Amelia Bloomer
  • Author : D. C. Bloomer
  • Publisher : Merz Press
  • ISBN Code : 1406730491
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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Originally published in 1897, this early works is a fascinating novel of the period and still an interesting read today. Contents include; The function of Latin, Chansons De Geste, The Matter of Britain, Antiquity in Romance, The making of English and the settlement of European Prosody, Middle High German Poetry, The 'Fox, ' The 'Rose, ' and the minor Contributions of France, Icelandic and Provencal, The Literature of the Peninsulas, and Conclusion..... Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwor


Ain't I A Woman? by Sojourner Truth

Ain't I A Woman?
  • Title : Ain't I A Woman?
  • Author : Sojourner Truth
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 0241472377
  • Pages : 112
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  • Language : English
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'I am a woman's rights. I have plowed and reaped and husked and chopped and mowed, and can any man do more than that? I am as strong as any man that is now' A former slave and one of the most powerful orators of her time, Sojourner Truth fought for the equal rights of black women throughout her life. This selection of her impassioned speeches is accompanied by the words of other inspiring African-American female campaigners from the nineteenth century. One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.


U.S. History by P. Scott Corbett,Volker Janssen,John M. Lund

U.S. History
  • Title : U.S. History
  • Author : P. Scott Corbett,Volker Janssen,John M. Lund
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789888407392
  • Pages : 1046
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  • Language : English
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Published by OpenStax College, U.S. History covers the breadth of the chronological history of the United States and also provides the necessary depth to ensure the course is manageable for instructors and students alike. U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most courses. The authors introduce key forces and major developments that together form the American experience, with particular attention paid to considering issues of race, class and gender. The text provides a balanced approach to U.S. history, considering the people, events and ideas that have shaped the United States from both the top down (politics, economics, diplomacy) and bottom up (eyewitness accounts, lived experience).


The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History, Volume II: Since 1500 by Richard Bulliet,Pamela Crossley,Daniel Headrick,Steven Hirsch,Lyman Johnson

The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History, Volume II: Since 1500
  • Title : The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History, Volume II: Since 1500
  • Author : Richard Bulliet,Pamela Crossley,Daniel Headrick,Steven Hirsch,Lyman Johnson
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • ISBN Code : 1285983033
  • Pages : 576
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  • Language : English
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Featuring a beautiful new design, THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, Sixth Edition, presents world history in a balanced, global framework, shifting the focus away from political centers of power. This truly global text for the world history survey course employs fundamental themes of “environment and technology” and “diversity and dominance” to explore patterns of humans' interactions with their surroundings and with each other. The authors' approach reveals how humanity continues to shape and be shaped by the environment and how dominant structures and traditions are balanced and challenged by alternate beliefs. Special emphasis is given to technological development and how it underlies all human activity. Highly acclaimed in their fields of study, the authors bring a wide array of expertise to the program. A combination of strong scholarship and detailed pedagogy gives the book its reputation for rigor and student accessibility. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


The Duty of American Women to Their Country by Catharine Esther Beecher

The Duty of American Women to Their Country
  • Title : The Duty of American Women to Their Country
  • Author : Catharine Esther Beecher
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 180
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  • Language : English
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Southern Women by Sally G. McMillen

Southern Women
  • Title : Southern Women
  • Author : Sally G. McMillen
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1119147727
  • Pages : 280
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  • Language : English
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The third edition of Southern Women relays the historical narrative of both black and white women in the patriarchal South. Covering primarily the years between 1800 and 1865, it shows the strengths and varied experiences of these women—on plantations, small farms, in towns and cities, in the Deep South, the Upper South, and the mountain South. It offers fascinating information on family life, sexuality, and marriage; reproduction and childrearing; education and religion; women and work; and southern women and the Confederacy. Southern Women: Black and White in the Old South, Third Edition distills and incorporates recent scholarship by historians. It presents a well-written, more complicated, multi-layered picture of Southern women’s lives than has ever been written about before—thanks to its treatment of current, relevant historiographical debates. The book also: Includes new scholarship published since the second edition appeared Pays more attention to women in the Deep South, especially the experiences of those living in Louisiana and Mississippi Is part of the highly successful American History Series The third edition of Southern Women: Black and White in the Old South will serve as a welcome supplementary text in college or community-college-level survey courses in U.S., Women’s, African-American, or Southern history. It will also be useful as a reference for graduate seminars or colloquia.


Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions by Elizabeth Stanton

Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions
  • Title : Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions
  • Author : Elizabeth Stanton
  • Publisher : American Roots
  • ISBN Code : 9781429096157
  • Pages : 24
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  • Language : English
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton was largely responsible for the Declaration of Sentiments draft, prepared in advance and patterned after the evocative Declaration of Independence. On July 19, with Stanton and Mott presiding, women met alone to debate the Declaration (a statement of grievances), the propriety of male signators, and the merits of twelve resolutions (statements of principle). The next day, with James Mott presiding over a mixed audience, sixty-eight women and thirty-two men signed the Declaration.


American Government by Glen Krutz

American Government
  • Title : American Government
  • Author : Glen Krutz
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789888407415
  • Pages : 778
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  • Language : English
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Our American Government textbook adheres to the scope and sequence of introductory American government courses nationwide. We have endeavored to make the workings of American Government interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the conceptual coverage and rigor inherent in the subject at the college level. With this objective in mind, the content of this textbook has been developed and arranged to provide a logical progression from the fundamental principles of institutional design at the founding, to avenues of political participation, to thorough coverage of the political structures that constitute American government. The book builds upon what students have already learned and emphasizes connections between topics as well as between theory and applications. The goal of each section is to enable students not just to recognize concepts, but to work with them in ways that will be useful in later courses, future careers, and as engaged citizens. The organization and pedagogical features were developed and vetted with feedback from American government instructors dedicated to the project.


Women’s Suffrage Memorabilia by Kenneth Florey

Women’s Suffrage Memorabilia
  • Title : Women’s Suffrage Memorabilia
  • Author : Kenneth Florey
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • ISBN Code : 147660150X
  • Pages : 268
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  • Language : English
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While historians have long recognized the importance of memorabilia to the Woman Suffrage movement, the subject has not been explored apart from a few restricted, albeit excellent, studies. Part of the problem is that such objects are scattered about in various collections and museums and can be difficult to access. Another is that most scholars do not have ready knowledge 1of the general nature and history of the type of objects (postcards, badges, sashes, toys, ceramics, sheet music, etc.) that suffragists produced. Then-new techniques in both printing and manufacturing created numerous possibilities for supporters to develop campaigns of “visual rhetoric.” This work analyzes 70 different categories of suffrage memorabilia, while providing numerous images of relevant objects along the way and discussing these innovative production methods. Most important, this study looks at period accounts, often fascinating, of how, why when, and where the memorabilia were used in both America and England.


Suffrage by Ellen Carol DuBois

Suffrage
  • Title : Suffrage
  • Author : Ellen Carol DuBois
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 150116516X
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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Honoring the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the Constitution, this exciting history explores the full scope of the movement to win the vote for women through portraits of its bold leaders and devoted activists. Distinguished historian Ellen Carol DuBois begins in the pre-Civil War years with foremothers Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Sojourner Truth as she explores the links of the woman suffrage movement to the abolition of slavery. After the Civil War, Congress granted freed African American men the right to vote but not white and African American women, a crushing disappointment. DuBois shows how suffrage leaders persevered through the Jim Crow years into the reform era of Progressivism. She introduces new champions Carrie Chapman Catt and Alice Paul, who brought the fight into the 20th century, and she shows how African American women, led by Ida B. Wells-Barnett, demanded voting rights even as white suffragists ignored them. DuBois explains how suffragists built a determined coalition of moderate lobbyists and radical demonstrators in forging a strategy of winning voting rights in crucial states to set the stage for securing suffrage for all American women in the Constitution. In vivid prose DuBois describes suffragists’ final victories in Congress and state legislatures, culminating in the last, most difficult ratification, in Tennessee. DuBois follows women’s efforts to use their voting rights to win political office, increase their voting strength, and pass laws banning child labor, ensuring maternal health, and securing greater equality for women. Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote is sure to become the authoritative account of one of the great episodes in the history of American democracy.


Women Making History by N.A

Women Making History
  • Title : Women Making History
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781681842677
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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"The National Park Service is excited to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that abolished sex as a basis for voting and to tell the diverse history of women's suffrage-the right to vote-more broadly. The U.S. Congress passed the 19th Amendment on June 4, 1919. The states ratified the amendment on August 18, 1920, officially recognizing women's right to vote. This handbook demonstrates the expansiveness of the stories the NPS is telling to preserve and protect women's history for this and future generations. The essays included within tell a broad history of various women advocating for their rights. Sprinkled throughout are short biographies of notable ladies who devoted their time to the women's suffrage movement along with summaries of events important to the cause"--


Recasting the Vote by Cathleen D. Cahill

Recasting the Vote
  • Title : Recasting the Vote
  • Author : Cathleen D. Cahill
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • ISBN Code : 1469659336
  • Pages : 376
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  • Language : English
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We think we know the story of women's suffrage in the United States: women met at Seneca Falls, marched in Washington, D.C., and demanded the vote until they won it with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. But the fight for women's voting rights extended far beyond these familiar scenes. From social clubs in New York's Chinatown to conferences for Native American rights, and in African American newspapers and pamphlets demanding equality for Spanish-speaking New Mexicans, a diverse cadre of extraordinary women struggled to build a movement that would truly include all women, regardless of race or national origin. In Recasting the Vote, Cathleen D. Cahill tells the powerful stories of a multiracial group of activists who propelled the national suffrage movement toward a more inclusive vision of equal rights. Cahill reveals a new cast of heroines largely ignored in earlier suffrage histories: Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin, Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (Zitkala-Ša), Laura Cornelius Kellogg, Carrie Williams Clifford, Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, and Adelina "Nina" Luna Otero-Warren. With these feminists of color in the foreground, Cahill recasts the suffrage movement as an unfinished struggle that extended beyond the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. As we celebrate the centennial of a great triumph for the women's movement, Cahill's powerful history reminds us of the work that remains.


Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers by Barbara F. Berenson

Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers
  • Title : Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers
  • Author : Barbara F. Berenson
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1467118621
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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Massachusetts was at the center of the national struggle for women's rights. Long before the Civil War, Lucy Stone and other Massachusetts abolitionists opposed women's exclusion from political life. They launched the organized movement at the first National Woman's Rights Convention, held in Worcester. After the war, state activists founded the Boston-based American Woman Suffrage Association and Woman's Journal to lead campaigns across the country. Their activities laid the foundation for the next generation of suffragists to triumph over tradition. Author Barbara Berenson gives these revolutionary reformers the attention they deserve in this compelling and engaging story.


Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn

Half the Sky
  • Title : Half the Sky
  • Author : Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
  • Publisher : Vintage Books USA
  • ISBN Code : 0307387097
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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Discusses the oppression of women in the developing world, sharing example stories about victims and survivors who are working to raise awareness, counter abuse, and campaign for women's rights.


Give Me Liberty! An American History by Eric Foner

Give Me Liberty! An American History
  • Title : Give Me Liberty! An American History
  • Author : Eric Foner
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN Code : 0393603415
  • Pages : 1408
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  • Language : English
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Give Me Liberty! is the #1 book in the U.S. history survey course because it works in the classroom. A single-author text by a leader in the field, Give Me Liberty! delivers an authoritative, accessible, concise, and integrated American history. Updated with powerful new scholarship on borderlands and the West, the Fifth Edition brings new interactive History Skills Tutorials and Norton InQuizitive for History, the award-winning adaptive quizzing tool. The best-selling Seagull Edition is also available in full color for the first time.


Century of Struggle by Eleanor Flexner

Century of Struggle
  • Title : Century of Struggle
  • Author : Eleanor Flexner
  • Publisher : Belknap Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 405
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The book you are about to read tells the story of one of the great social movements in American history. The struggle for women's voting rights was one of the longest, most successful, and in some respects most radical challenges ever posed to the American system of electoral politics...It is difficult to imagine now a time when women were largely removed by custom, practice, and law from the formal political rights and responsibilities that supported and sustained the nation's young democracy...For sheer drama the suffrage movement has few equals in modern American political history. --From the Preface by Ellen Fitzpatrick


Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law by Tracy A. Thomas

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law
  • Title : Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law
  • Author : Tracy A. Thomas
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • ISBN Code : 081478304X
  • Pages : 328
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Much has been written about women’s rights pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Historians have written her biography, detailed her campaign for woman’s suffrage, documented her partnership with Susan B. Anthony, and compiled all of her extensive writings and papers. Stanton herself was a prolific author; her autobiography, History of Woman Suffrage, and Woman’s Bible are classics. Despite this body of work, scholars and feminists continue to find new and insightful ways to re-examine Stanton and her impact on women’s rights and history. Law scholar Tracy A. Thomas extends this discussion of Stanton’s impact on modern-day feminism by analyzing her intellectual contributions to—and personal experiences with—family law. Stanton’s work on family issues has been overshadowed by her work (especially with Susan B. Anthony) on woman’s suffrage. But throughout her fifty-year career, Stanton emphasized reform of the private sphere of the family as central to achieving women’s equality. By weaving together law, feminist theory, and history, Thomas explores Stanton’s little-examined philosophies on and proposals for women’s equality in marriage, divorce, and family, and reveals that the campaigns for equal gender roles in the family that came to the fore in the 1960s and ’70s had nineteenth-century roots. Using feminist legal theory as a lens to interpret Stanton’s political, legal, and personal work on the family, Thomas argues that Stanton’s positions on divorce, working mothers, domestic violence, childcare, and many other topics were strikingly progressive for her time, providing significant parallels from which to gauge the social and legal policy issues confronting women in marriage and the family today.


African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920 by Rosalyn Terborg-Penn

African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920
  • Title : African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920
  • Author : Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780253211767
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Rosalyn Terborg-Penn draws from original documents to take a comprehensive look at the African American women who fought for the right to vote. She analyzes the women's own stories, and examines why they joined and how they participated in the U.S. women's suffrage movement.


Milestone Documents in American History-Vol. 2 by Paul Finkelman,Bruce Lesh

Milestone Documents in American History-Vol. 2
  • Title : Milestone Documents in American History-Vol. 2
  • Author : Paul Finkelman,Bruce Lesh
  • Publisher : Salem Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780979775826
  • Pages : 525
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An expansion of the 2002 National Archives and Records Administration "Our Documents" project offers 133 documents originating from the pre-Revolutionary era to 2003, including public laws, Supreme Court decisions, treaties, inaugural speeches constitutio


Crossroads of Freedom by James M. McPherson

Crossroads of Freedom
  • Title : Crossroads of Freedom
  • Author : James M. McPherson
  • Publisher : Pivotal Moments in American Hi
  • ISBN Code : 9780195173307
  • Pages : 203
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian McPherson offers a masterful portrait of the bloodiest single day in American history, the Battle of Antietam, fought on September 17, 1862.


Motherhood in the Old South by Sally G. McMillen

Motherhood in the Old South
  • Title : Motherhood in the Old South
  • Author : Sally G. McMillen
  • Publisher : LSU Press
  • ISBN Code : 0807121665
  • Pages : 254
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Sally G. McMillen has written an enthralling historical account of the childbearing and -rearing responsibilities that consumed, often literally, the lives of women in the Old South. She explores the social, political, and medical influences of the time—which led women to assume fervently the full responsibility for their “sacred occupation,”—and examines how a woman’s maternal role ensured her value within the family and the greater society. Along with intimate details that authenticate her study. McMillen provides telling statistics on the number of women who died in childbirth, the rate of infant mortality, and the incidence of other causes of death to mothers and their children during the first half of the nineteenth century.


In Her Own Right by Elisabeth Griffith

In Her Own Right
  • Title : In Her Own Right
  • Author : Elisabeth Griffith
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780199840496
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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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."


New Books on Women, Gender and Feminism by N.A

New Books on Women, Gender and Feminism
  • Title : New Books on Women, Gender and Feminism
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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A Storm of Witchcraft by Emerson W. Baker

A Storm of Witchcraft
  • Title : A Storm of Witchcraft
  • Author : Emerson W. Baker
  • Publisher : Pivotal Moments in American Hi
  • ISBN Code : 019989034X
  • Pages : 398
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Presents an historical analysis of the Salem witch trials, examining the factors that may have led to the mass hysteria, including a possible occurrence of ergot poisoning, a frontier war in Maine, and local political rivalries.


Feminist Legal History by Tracy A. Thomas,Tracey Jean Boisseau

Feminist Legal History
  • Title : Feminist Legal History
  • Author : Tracy A. Thomas,Tracey Jean Boisseau
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780814787199
  • Pages : 285
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Attuned to the social contexts within which laws are created, feminist lawyers, historians, and activists have long recognized the discontinuities and contradictions that lie at the heart of efforts to transform the law in ways that fully serve women’s interests. At its core, the nascent field of feminist legal history is driven by a commitment to uncover women’s legal agency and how women, both historically and currently, use law to obtain individual and societal empowerment. Feminist Legal History represents feminist legal historians’ efforts to define their field, by showcasing historical research and analysis that demonstrates how women were denied legal rights, how women used the law proactively to gain rights, and how, empowered by law, women worked to alter the law to try to change gendered realities. Encompassing two centuries of American history, thirteen original essays expose the many ways in which legal decisions have hinged upon ideas about women or gender as well as the ways women themselves have intervened in the law, from Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s notion of a legal class of gender to the deeply embedded inequities involved in Ledbetter v. Goodyear, a 2007 Supreme Court pay discrimination case. Contributors: Carrie N. Baker, Felice Batlan, Tracey Jean Boisseau, Eileen Boris, Richard H. Chused, Lynda Dodd, Jill Hasday, Gwen Hoerr Jordan, Maya Manian, Melissa Murray, Mae C. Quinn, Margo Schlanger, Reva Siegel, Tracy A. Thomas, and Leti Volpp


Choice by N.A

Choice
  • Title : Choice
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Sisters in Spirit by Sally Roesch Wagner

Sisters in Spirit
  • Title : Sisters in Spirit
  • Author : Sally Roesch Wagner
  • Publisher : Native Voices Books
  • ISBN Code : 1570679878
  • Pages : 128
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This groundbreaking examination of the early influences on feminism may revolutionize feminist theory. Distinguished historian and contemporary feminist scholar Sally Roesch Wagner has compiled extensive research to analyze the source of the revolutionary vision of the early feminists.Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Matilda Joslyn Gage, and Lucretia Mott had formed friendships with their Native neighbors that enabled them to understand a world view far different, and in many ways superior, to the patriarchal one that existed at that time. This is the provocative and compelling history of their struggle to bring equality and dignity to all women, and the role played by the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) women who modelled the position women could occupy in society.