Solitude of Self

Solitude of Self

by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
     
 


Elizabeth Cady Stanton's inspiring and timeless speech. A perfect gift for anyone who cherishes dignity, equality, and solitude.
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton's inspiring and timeless speech. A perfect gift for anyone who cherishes dignity, equality, and solitude.

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“This is pronounced the strongest and most unanswerable argument and appeal ever made of mortal pen and tongue – for the full freedom and franchise of women.” SUSAN B. ANTHONY

“Don’t be afraid, Elizabeth Cady Stanton seems to be saying in Solitude of Self. To be solitary, she tells her audience, is to explore part of what it means to be human. And in that exploration, she adds, we can often find the miracle of our uniqueness. […] She suggests that the great aim of a good education…is to prepare us for those times when we have to be alone.” THE ADVOCATE (BATON ROUGE)

"'With the power of her mind, her rhetoric, her voice, she would be ballistic if she were here today.' Jill Ker Conway, who was the first woman president of Smith College, told a packed St. John's Episcopal Church on Tuesday, July 10…. The evening was a celebration of Stanton who, perhaps even more than her better-known friend Susan B. Anthony, changed the course of history by struggling for more than fifty years with amazing courage and strength — while raising seven children — to make it possible for women to vote. It was a celebration of the hard work and passion of Jan Freeman and her Paris Press, who published the speech and organized the reading, dedicated to Mary Seymour Lucas, to whom Jan Freeman paid a moving tribute. It was a celebration of women, and there were quite a few men in the audience. It was a rich, moving, funny, powerful, enlightening evening." THE ASHFIELD NEWS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930464018
Publisher:
Paris Press
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
56
Sales rank:
357,782
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.20(d)

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"The talk of sheltering women from the fierce storms of life is the sheerest mockery, for they beat on her from every point of the compass, just as they do on man... Such are the facts in human experience, the responsibilities of individual sovereignty. Rich and poor, intelligent and ignorant, wise and foolish, virtuous and vicious, man and woman, it is ever the same, each soul must depend wholly on itself." from Solitude of Self

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