When Hens Crow / Edition 1

When Hens Crow / Edition 1

by Sylvia D. Hoffert
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0253215005

ISBN-13: 9780253215000

Pub. Date: 01/01/2002

Publisher: Indiana University Press

"[When Hens Crow] looks in an original way at the ideas of the first feminists... a pioneering work, written in a clear style and firmly grounded in recent scholarship...." —Journal of American History

In 1852 the New York Daily Herald described leaders of the woman’s rights movement as "hens that crow." Using speeches, pamphlets, newspaper reports,

Overview

"[When Hens Crow] looks in an original way at the ideas of the first feminists... a pioneering work, written in a clear style and firmly grounded in recent scholarship...." —Journal of American History

In 1852 the New York Daily Herald described leaders of the woman’s rights movement as "hens that crow." Using speeches, pamphlets, newspaper reports, editorials, and personal papers, Sylvia Hoffert discusses how ideology, language, and strategies of early woman’s rights advocates influenced a new political culture grudgingly inclusive of women. She shows the impact of philosophies of republicanism, natural rights, utilitarianism, and the Scottish Common Sense School in helping activists move beyond the limits of Republican Motherhood and the ideals of domesticity and benevolence.

When Hens Crow also illustrates the work of the penny press in spreading the demands of woman’s rights advocates to a wide audience, establishing the competence of women to contribute to public discourse and public life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253215000
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction
Chapter 1 - The Advocates
Chapter 2 - The Ideology
Chapter 3 - The Language
Chapter 4 - The Strategy
Chapter 5 - The Responses
Conclusion

Notes
Index

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