The Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: Against an Aristocracy of Sex, 1866 to 1873

The Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: Against an Aristocracy of Sex, 1866 to 1873

by Ann D. Gordon, Susan B. Anthony
     
 

Against an Aristocracy of Sex, 1866-1873 is the second of six volumes of the Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. The entire collection documents the friendship and accomplishments of two of America's most important social and political reformers. Though neither Stanton nor Anthony lived to see passage of the Nineteenth

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Against an Aristocracy of Sex, 1866-1873 is the second of six volumes of the Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. The entire collection documents the friendship and accomplishments of two of America's most important social and political reformers. Though neither Stanton nor Anthony lived to see passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, each of them devoted fifty-five years to the cause of women's suffrage.

The second volume picks up the story of Stanton and Anthony at the end of 1866, when they launched their drive to make universal suffrage the priority of Reconstruction. Through letters, speeches, articles, and diaries, this volume recounts their years as editor and publisher of the weekly paper the Revolution, their extensive travels, and their lobbying with Congress. It touches on the bitter division that occurred among suffragists over such controversial topics as marriage and divorce, and a national debate over the citizenship of women under the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. By the summer of 1873, when this volume ends, Anthony stood convicted of the federal crime of illegal citizenship of women under the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. By the summer of 1873, when this volume ends, Anthony stood convicted of the federal crime of illegal voting. An irate Stanton warned, "I felt afresh the mockery of this boasted chivalry of man towards woman."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813523187
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2000
Pages:
728
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

What People are saying about this

Lynn Sherr
In this rich and important collection, Ann Gordon applies a scholar's integrity, a woman's sensitivity, and a personal curiosity to the works that define these cherished foremothers...
—( Lynn Sherr, ABC News correspondent and author of Failure Is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in Her Own Words)
Geoffrey C. Ward
This volume, masterfully edited by Ann D. Gordon, lays bare some of the most dramatic- and most painful- years in the struggle for woman rights...
—(Geoffrey C. Ward, author of Not For Ourselves Alone: Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony)
Ellen Carol Dubois
Ellen Carol Dubois, UCLA

The Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony is an extraordinary scholarly achievement. It has restored these unparalleled historical figures to their deserved national reputations...

Christine Stansell
Christine Stansell, Princeton University

A captivating and enchanting book, beautifully edited, full of rich brilliantly chosen selections.

Anne Firor Scott
Meticulously edited, these are among the most significant surviving documents for our understanding of the changing world of the nineteenth century.
—(Anne Firor Scott, author of Natural Allies: Women's Associations in American History)

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