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Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement By Sally McMillen (Professor of History, Professor of History, Davidson College)

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Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement by Sally McMillen (Professor of History, Professor of History, Davidson College)

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 indeed in human history, Seneca Falls is essential reading for anyone wishing to fully understand the origins of the woman's rights movement.

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Table of Contents


SENECA FALLS: TABLE OF CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; 1. Separate Spheres: Law, Faith, Tradition; 2. Fashioning a Better World; 3. Seneca Falls; 4. The Woman's Movement Begins, 1850 - 1860; 6. War, Disillusionment, Division; 7. Friction and Reunification, 1870 - 1890; EPILOGUE: "MAKE THE WORLD BETTER"; APPENDICES; THE 1848 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS AND SENTIMENTS; "SOLITUDE OF SELF," ELIZABETH CADY STANTON; ENDNOTES; INDEX; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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CIN000114454
Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement by Sally McMillen (Professor of History, Professor of History, Davidson College)
Sally McMillen (Professor of History, Professor of History, Davidson College)
Pivotal Moments in American History
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press Inc
2008-03-06
320
0195182650
9780195182651
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