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Introduction: The “Radical Conscience” of Nineteenth-Century Feminism

Tracy A. Thomas

in Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814783047
eISBN:
9781479853892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783047.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter introduces Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the principal feminist thinker and women’s rights leader of the nineteenth century. It summarizes Stanton’s background, her work for suffrage with ... More


“Divorce Is Not the Foe of Marriage”

Tracy A. Thomas

in Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814783047
eISBN:
9781479853892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783047.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter explores Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s public advocacy of liberal and no-fault divorce. Stanton reframed divorce as a remedy for women and an escape from harmful marriages. Beginning with ... More


Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Rhetoric of Ridicule and Reform

Lisa Pace Vetter

in The Political Thought of America's Founding Feminists

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479853342
eISBN:
9781479867752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479853342.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, considered the “philosopher” of the early women’s rights movement, has also been criticized for her elitism and racism. This chapter examines an early manuscript in which ... More


Eve’s Curse

Kimberly A. Hamlin

in From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women's Rights in Gilded Age America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226134611
eISBN:
9780226134758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226134758.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter One argues that the Genesis creation story played a defining role in debates about women’s rights for generations and that this is why so many women responded enthusiastically to Darwinian ... More


White Women’s Rights

Laura E. Free

in Suffrage Reconstructed: Gender, Race, and Voting Rights in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450860
eISBN:
9781501701092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450860.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines how Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony reacted to the failure of their attempts to prevent the introduction of “male” into the Fourteeth Amendment. On May 10, 1866, ... More


RECONSTRUCTION AND ANNEXATION: Suffragists in Washington, D.C., and Santo Domingo, 1870–1875

Allison L. Sneider

in Suffragists in an Imperial Age: U.S. Expansion and the Woman Question, 1870–1929

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195321166
eISBN:
9780199869725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321166.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter traces suffragists' engagement with the Republican effort to annex Santo Domingo to the United States in the 1870s during national Reconstruction after the Civil War. This investigation ... More


“What Do You Women Want?”

Tracy A. Thomas

in Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814783047
eISBN:
9781479853892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783047.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter traces Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s earliest legal advocacy for marital property rights. It discusses Stanton’s deconstruction and critique of coverture, the law of legal disability and ... More


Raising “Our Girls”

Tracy A. Thomas

in Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814783047
eISBN:
9781479853892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783047.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter addresses Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s feminist views on maternal custody and parenting. She advocated granting legal rights of child custody to mothers in the event of separation or ... More


America's Joan of Arc: The Life of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

J. Matthew Gallman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161458
eISBN:
9780199788798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161458.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

One of the most celebrated women of her time, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson was a charismatic orator, writer, and actress, who rose to fame during the Civil War and remained in the public eye for the next ... More


“The Pivot of the Marriage Relation”

Tracy A. Thomas

in Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814783047
eISBN:
9781479853892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783047.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter delves into Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s critique of marriage and its resulting gender inequality. Contradicting Victorian notions of sentimental marriage, Stanton exposed the way legal and ... More


Competing Measures of Mature Citizenship

Corinne T. Field

in The Struggle for Equal Adulthood: Gender, Race, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618142
eISBN:
9781469618166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618142.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the campaign for equal adulthood during the early years of Reconstruction, when women's rights activists demanded equal rights to all adults, and how such movement failed due ... More


Ernestine Rose's Jewish Origins and the Varieties of Euro-American Emancipation in 1848

Ellen Carol Dubois

in Women's Rights and Transatlantic Antislavery in the Era of Emancipation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115932
eISBN:
9780300137866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115932.003.0015
Subject:
History, Social History

In the United States, the term “emancipation” was largely identified with the radical antislavery movement. In Europe, it was associated with the Jews. Ernestine Rose, a prominent member of the first ... More


The Age is Ripe for the Woman Question

Faye E. Dudden

in Fighting Chance: The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199772636
eISBN:
9780190254476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772636.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines women's rights in the 1850s in relation to black civil and political rights, and how the connection between the two informally organized movements that were heavily dependent ... More


Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law

Tracy A. Thomas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814783047
eISBN:
9781479853892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783047.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book analyzes the feminist and legal thought of women’s rights founder Elizabeth Cady Stanton on gender equality in the family. It discusses Stanton’s theories on marriage, divorce, marital ... More


The “Incidental Relation” of Mother

Tracy A. Thomas

in Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814783047
eISBN:
9781479853892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783047.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter explores Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s views on women’s reproductive rights. It traces the voluntary motherhood movement among women’s rights activists and social reformers, which endorsed ... More


Introduction

Faye E. Dudden

in Fighting Chance: The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199772636
eISBN:
9780190254476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772636.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book examines how woman suffrage and black suffrage, allied for so long, came to a bitter falling-out in the midst of Reconstruction, when Elizabeth Cady Stanton opposed the Fifteenth Amendment ... More


The “Negro's Hour”

Faye E. Dudden

in Fighting Chance: The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199772636
eISBN:
9780190254476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772636.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the dispute between women's rights activists, led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, and Wendell Phillips over what he called “Negro's hour” in the years after ... More


Revolutionary Journalism and Political Opportunism

Faye E. Dudden

in Fighting Chance: The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199772636
eISBN:
9780190254476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772636.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines how women's rights activists, led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, embarked on a new journalistic project in their fight for woman suffrage with the help of ... More


Black Rights, Women's Rights, and Civil War

Faye E. Dudden

in Fighting Chance: The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199772636
eISBN:
9780190254476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772636.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines black rights and women's rights during the Civil War. It considers how Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony reshaped their movement, and how their focus on the vote put ... More


Chronological Age and Equal Rights

Corinne T. Field

in The Struggle for Equal Adulthood: Gender, Race, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618142
eISBN:
9781469618166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618142.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the ideas and strategies of the organized women's rights and antislavery movements in the 1840s and 1850s, with particular reference to the argument that state governments ... More


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