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Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences, 1815-1897

3.94  ·  Rating Details  ·  71 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
This autobiography of Elizabeth Cady Stanton is in many ways also the story of the women's rights movement in the nineteenth century. Stanton devoted her life to the cause of advancing the political, legal, and social standing of women, and she became its most eloquent spokesperson. Whereas Susan B. Anthony, her "steadfast friend for half a century," had a gift for organiz ...more
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Published March 1st 2002 by Humanity Books (first published January 1st 1898)
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Sheryl
Jan 22, 2014 Sheryl rated it it was amazing
My grandmother was born in January of 1920 to a mother who could not vote in most of the United States. By the time she was one, her mother could vote. This link to history in my own family is part of my fascination with women's suffrage.
I expected this book to be a bit dry, but historically important. I was half wrong. This book is full of interesting details about Mrs. Cady Stanton's life. We learn of her trials in promoting an end to slavery and the extension of the vote to women. But, we al
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Amber
Feb 18, 2008 Amber rated it it was amazing
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This book is amazing - completely inspiring. I wonder if these women will ever know how much difference they made. I adore Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Carol
Sep 17, 2009 Carol rated it really liked it
I loved this book. I wouldn't recommend it for everyone, but it is a great women's history book. I guess I'm still courting 19c women.
Dawn Snyder
Sep 16, 2007 Dawn Snyder rated it really liked it
she helped teach me what a joy it is be a feminist and showed me how necessary it was for me to embrace that part of me.
Joe Davoust
Nov 05, 2014 Joe Davoust rated it liked it
I am only rating this book for the quality of it's readability. I fully support all that the author has done and give five stars to the contribution she has made to this country by ensuring equality for all.

As far as reading this book goes, I enjoyed the narrative of the author's life but that narrative really only covered half of the the book. The rest is just a endless list of names of people she came in contact with. It got repetitious and boring because of this, it became difficult to get t
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Lindsay
Jan 20, 2016 Lindsay rated it really liked it
I thought this book might be a chore, but it was actually delightful. Elizabeth Cady Stanton is an excellent and empathetic writer. As expected, she chronicles her work in the women's rights and suffrage movements, but she also documents her travels through the American West and Europe and tells countless anecdotes of interactions with famous people, friends, family, and travelers, all of which provides an interesting glimpse into life in the 1880s. It does drag a little when she gets into lists ...more
Sam Dye
Apr 03, 2014 Sam Dye rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This great book is available at: http://digital.library.upenn.edu/wome...

It would be difficult to overstate the importance of this book written by this classically and experiential educated woman. She would sit in her fathers law office as a young woman listening to him give legal advice to women who had lost all of their possessions after the death of their husband because of an influential daughter-in-law who took advantage of the laws in order to force their husbands to take charge of the who
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Rosemary
Nov 30, 2012 Rosemary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Fascinating autobiographical memoir of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's life (1815-1897); growing up in New York, organizing the 1st Women's Rights Convention in 1848 (Seneca Falls) and travelling the world, speaking and writing about women's rights. She grew up in a family where she was encouraged to think for herself, to read and learn and form her own opinions and valued that exchange of ideas between thoughtful people, both men and women. She was radical in her ideas that women should be allowed to ...more
Anita
Aug 28, 2012 Anita rated it it was amazing
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Enjoyed listening to the Librivox download of this immensely. Apart from its importance in the annals of women's suffrage history, her recounting of childhood and young womanhood in the mid-nineteenth century is a marvelous first person account of a lost time.
Nicole G.
Sep 23, 2013 Nicole G. rated it really liked it
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Very engaging autobiography of a pioneer of the women's suffrage movement. She truly was a woman ahead of her time, especially with regard to child-rearing. It's amazing that she lived such a long, fruitful life.
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Read in class ("Women in America to 1900")
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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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