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Declaration of Sentiments

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With Elizabeth Cady Stanton and James Mott presiding, women met in Seneca Falls, NY on July 19, 1848 to debate the draft of the Declaration of Sentiments, whether or not to include male signatures, and the merits of each of twelve resolutions. The next day, July 20th, sixty-eight women and thirty-two men signed the Declaration. Most of the resolutions won unanimous approva ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 2002 by Applewood Books
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If you don't know about Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthoney, it's not your fault. They, like Washinton, Adams, Jefferson et. al. are the Founding Mothers. At the time they put together the suffraget movement, women who were married were men's chattel or property. Women couldn't vote, own land or property, go to college, and if they worked the little money they could make cooking, sewing, cleaning, went right to the man. This is a must read for women but men should read it too. Too bad th ...more
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an American social activist and leading figure of the early woman's movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the first women's rights convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized woman's rights and woman's suffrage movements in the United States.

Before Stanton narrowed her political focus almost ex
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“He has usurped the prerogative of Jehovah himself, claiming it as his right to assign for her a sphere of action, when that belongs to her conscience and to her God. He has endeavored in every way that he could to destroy her confidence in her own powers, to lessen her self-respect, and to make her willing to lead a dependent and abject life.” 1 likes
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