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Horace Bushnell opposed woman’s suffrage because he thought of politics as a kind of necessary evil. Chapters include: Women not created or called to govern / Scripture doctrine coincides / Subtle mistakes of feeling and argument / The report of…

Cook was a suffragist and one of the first women to open a Wall Street brokerage firm. Here she argues that “both sexes are born equal, possessed of the same essential germinal qualities of character, conscience and intellect, and entitled to the…

Woodhull was an American leader of the women's suffrage movement who ran for President of the United States in 1872. Davis was an abolitionist, suffragist, and educator who was one of the founders of the New England Woman Suffrage Association.

Grimké, an active abolitionist and crusader for women's rights, sets down her thoughts on the natural equality of the sexes and foreshadows many of the arguments of later feminists.

Frances Willard transformed the Women’s Christian Temperance Union into a strong advocate of woman suffrage and brought the group into the political arena, actively campaigning for candidates across the nation. This work includes the biographies of…

In her narrative, Truth recounts her name changes, identity, and declares herself, by her will, not a willing victim, but an active opponent. She recounts early incidents showing the absolute inhumanity of slavery as practiced in the North as well as…

Lydia Maria Child was a noted abolitionist, women's rights advocate, scholar and popular author. This publication was the first book of the American abolitionist movement, and it is one of the key documents in the movement.

Ida Husted Harper (1851-1931) collaborated with Susan B. Anthony on an account of her life and the suffrage movement. Harper moved into Anthony’s New York home to compile these volumes.

In the late 1870's, Susan B. Anthony, fearing that the history of the struggle for women's rights was lost, asked Mrs. Stanton and Matilda Joslyn Gage to join her in writing this important source. The books contain first-hand accounts as well as…

Jane Addams, settlement founder, social reformer, suffragist and peace worker, was the first American woman to win a Nobel Prize, awarded in 1931. Addams participated in the founding of the NAACP as well as of the ACLU. She served as the first vice…
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