A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects

Title

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects

Subject

Wollstonecraft, Mary, -- 1759-1797.
Women's rights -- Great Britain.
Women -- Education.
Women's rights.
Feminism.

Description

Mary Wollstonecraft [Godwin] was a British teacher and writer. Her path-breaking feminist manifesto argued for the spiritual and rational equality of women and was extremely influential in years to come, on both sides of the Atlantic. She argued that the rights of man and of woman were one and the same thing. Though her demand for "justice for one-half of the human race" was revolutionary for her time, she found a following among radicals and educated women as the nineteenth century progressed, and succeeded in initiating a new regard for women as a social force. Tragically, after Wollstonecraft met and married William Godwin (1756-1836) , she died giving birth to their daughter Mary, future author of the novel Frankenstein.

Creator

Wollstonecraft, Mary (1759-1797)

Source

Title page

Publisher

London: [s.n.]

Date

1792

Files

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Citation

Wollstonecraft, Mary (1759-1797), “A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects,” DeGolyer Library Exhibits, accessed September 30, 2022, https://degolyer.omeka.net/items/show/57.