The Struggle for Women's Rights : Theoretical and Historical Sources / Edition 1

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This book presents theoretical and historical sources focusing on a single issue, the struggle for women's suffrage. It explores women's nature and discusses how different views of women's nature have direct implications concerning public policies. The book's narrow focus allows one to follow different lines of argument directed at a single issue, as opposed to a set of widely different debates, as are common in most other collections. Selections present clear accounts of different conceptions of women's nature and their practical implications providing historical, as well as, theoretical insights. Presents historical and theoretical sources, including substantial selections from the important theoretical works of J.S. Mill and Mary Wolstonecraft. Includes sources from both the U.S. and Britain. Includes substantial selections from anti-suffrage sources— he only book to feature an in-depth debate on one of the most important issue of the Women's Movement: the right to vote ; enables readers to trace the practical implications of widely different conceptions of women's nature.

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Editorial Reviews

An anthology of selected writings from both sides of the Atlantic that includes objections to as well as arguments for women's suffrage. Brief background information precedes selections, which include parts of Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Women, as well as selections from Jean-Jacques Rousseau, John Fordyce, John Stuart Mill, Harriet Taylor, Sarah and Angelina Grimke, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Virginia Woodhull, Susan B. Anthony, Carrie Chapman Catt, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Jane Addams, Henry Blackwell, Belle Kearney, Emmeline Pankhurst, and Grover Cleveland. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136765523
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 10/23/1998
  • Series: MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 285
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents




1. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile (Selections).

2. James Fordyce, Sermons to Young Women (Selections).

3. John Gregory, A Father's Legacy to His Daughters (Selections).

4. Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Women (Selections).

5. James Mill, Essay on Government (Selections).

6. Thomas Babington Macauley, Mill On Government (Selections).

7. John Stuart Mill, The Subjection of Women (Selections).

8. Harriet Taylor, Enfranchisement of Women (Selections).


9. Sarah Grimke, Letters on the Equality of the Sexes (Selections).

10. Angelina Grimke, Letters to Katherine E. Beecher (Selections).

11. Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions, Seneca Falls (1848).

12. Frederick Doulass, Editorial in the North Star.

13. Sojourner Truth, Ain't I a Woman, Keep the Thing Going While Things are Stirring.

14. Victoria Woodhull, Address before Judiciary Committee of U.S. House of Representatives.

15. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, The Solitude of Self, Arguments in Favor of a Sixteenth Amendment, Educated Voters Needed,Woman's Bible, Introduction.

16. Susan B. Anthony, Trial of Susan B. Anthony, Woman Wants Bread, Not the Ballot (Selections).

17. Carrie Chapman Catt, Need For Organization Rather than Education, Speech to Iowa Convention, 1894, A League of Women Voters.

18. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Ballot as an Improver of Motherhood.

19. Jane Addams, Why Women Should Vote.

20. Henry Blackwell, A Solution of the Southern Question.

21. Belle Kearney, The South and Woman Suffrage.


22. John Stuart Mill, Suffrage for Women.

23. Barbara Bodichon, Reasons for and Against the Enfranchisement of Women (Selections).

24. Emmeline Pankhurst, My Own Story (Selections).

25. Millicent Fawcett, A Reply to the Letter of Mr. Samuel Smith, M.P. on Women's Suffrage.


26. Horace Bushnell, Women's Suffrage: The Reform Against Nature (Selections).

27. Francis Parkman, Some of the Reasons Against Woman Suffrage (Selections).

28. Grover Cleveland, Would Woman Suffrage Be Unwise?

29. Annie Nathan Meyer, Woman's Assumption of Sex Superiority (Selections).

30. William Ewart Gladstone, Female Suffrage.

31. A Reply to Mr. Gladstone's Letter on Woman Suffrage.

32. An Appeal Against Female Suffrage.

33. Women's Suffrage: A Reply.

34. Albert V. Dicey, Letters to a Friend on Votes for Women (Selections).

35. Harold Owen, Woman Adrift (Selections).




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    This book is extremely interesting and I recommend it to all. It is a extremely helpful resouce for research papers and more. This book has so much information and it is highly recommended.

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