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Voices of Historical Feminism

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Photo engraving, artist unknown, Hand Colored by Karen Kerney SCW©1998

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), author of the Woman's Bill of Rights proposed at the first Woman's Rights Convention (Seneca Falls, NY, 1848) and first president of the National Woman Suffrage Association, was a primary theoretician of the woman's rights movement for more than half a century. An articulate and forceful speaker, for eight months of each of the years between 1870 and 1880, Stanton committed herself to the lecture circuit, tirelessly advocating the removal of all barriers to woman's self-development.

She co-authored (with Susan B. Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage) the History of Woman Suffrage, campaigned extensively for abolition and temperance as well as woman's rights, and maintained her strong radical convictions up until her death in 1902. Her iconoclastic The Woman's Bible, first published in 1895, is an indignant and witty critique of what she believed was the church's primary role in the oppression of women.

Quotation was penned in 1888, and is quoted by Lois Banner in her biography, Elizabeth Cady Stanton: A Radical for Woman's Rights.

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