The American Life of Ernestine L. Rose / Edition 1

The American Life of Ernestine L. Rose / Edition 1

by Carol A. Kolmerten
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815605285

ISBN-13: 9780815605287

Pub. Date: 11/01/1998

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

Ernestine L. Rose was one of the most important, but also one of the least-known, women's rights activists in nineteenth-century America. In the first comprehensive biography of Rose, Carol A. Kolmerten has recovered the most eloquent and persuasive speeches and letters of the movement itself. Rose's disappearance from history is telling. Scorned by newspaper editors,…  See more details below

Overview

Ernestine L. Rose was one of the most important, but also one of the least-known, women's rights activists in nineteenth-century America. In the first comprehensive biography of Rose, Carol A. Kolmerten has recovered the most eloquent and persuasive speeches and letters of the movement itself. Rose's disappearance from history is telling. Scorned by newspaper editors, ministers, and politicians, she was also ignored by many of the very women and men with whom she shared reform platforms. In a movement that drew much of its moral and intellectual energy from appeals to sentimental Christian piety, Rose's atheism, her Jewish and Polish background, her foreign accent, and her blunt appeal to reason all made her a kind of barometer for the era's reformers, registering their anti-Semitism, their anti-immigrationist sentiments, their unconscious racism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815605287
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Series:
Writing American Women Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
1Cultural and Biographical Contexts1
2From Petitions to Social Movements in the 1840s37
3The Early 1850s and the Woman's Rights Conventions69
4A Year in the Life of Ernestine Rose102
5Ernestine Rose and Susan B. Anthony131
6Growing Acclaim and Exhaustion in the Mid-1850s157
7A Trip and More Conventions in the Late 1850s183
8The Nation and the Woman's Rights Activists at War214
9The Final Years258
References275
Index289

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