Elizabeth Cady Stanton


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began her long career for woman's rights at the convention dedicated to this subject in her hometown of Seneca Falls, N.Y., in 1848. Soon thereafter she became the lifelong collaborator with Susan B. Anthony in working for woman suffrage, as well as for temperance laws and the abolition of slavery. While the plain Miss Anthony was a talented organizer, the warm, attractive Mrs. Stanton was more effective as a public speaker and a vigorous journalist. Together they published the journal Revolution (1868–69) and compiled and edited the three volumes of the monumental History of Woman Suffrage (1881–86). Mrs. Stanton alone created The Woman's Bible (2 vols., 1895, 1898), interpreting from her point of view all references to women in the Bible. Her last major work was her autobiography, Eighty Years and More (1898).

Subjects: Literature — United States History.

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