Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Road to Seneca Falls: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First Woman's Rights Convention” as Want to Read:
The Road to Seneca Falls: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First Woman's Rights Convention
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Road to Seneca Falls: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First Woman's Rights Convention

(Women, Gender, and Sexuality in American History)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Feminists from 1848 to the present have rightly viewed the Seneca Falls convention as the birth of the women's rights movement in the United States and beyond. In The Road To Seneca Falls, Judith Wellman offers the first well documented, full-length account of this historic meeting in its contemporary context.

The convention succeeded by uniting powerful elements of the
...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 13th 2004 by University of Illinois Press (first published October 1st 2004)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Road to Seneca Falls, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Road to Seneca Falls

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.94  · 
Rating details
 ·  35 ratings  ·  6 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of The Road to Seneca Falls: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First Woman's Rights Convention
Allison
Sep 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Though this is hardly a proper review, I need to type something to keep this book in my mind for class tomorrow.

The Road to Seneca Falls: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First Woman's Rights Convention has some slow spots, as is to be expected from an academic history, but it does an impressive job of avoiding dryness. Though some of this is due to a light writing style and anecdotes about Lucretia Mott swearing at dinner, more of it is due to the fact that this book balances biography and the
...more
Valerie
I'm not sure this is the book I read: it was certainly not this edition, anyway.

The origins of feminism in the US owe a lot to the abolitionist movement, which was the first political movement most feminists were involved in.

Tracing the history of feminism in the nineteenth century is important, because (for one thing) it illustrates the hazards of putting all your eggs in one basket. The early feminists were a broad-spectrum movement, encompassing people who championed all sorts of reforms. By
...more
Jen
Jan 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a fascinating account of the very long road to suffrage in our country! I was honestly floored by the prevailing ideas about the differences between the sexes in the mid 19th century. Even more astounding was the time and effort a small number of women (and a few men) put into the campaign for suffrage and more importantly, women's rights, with so little that changed. For more than 50 years, Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (and others) fought nearly constantly for women's rights ...more
Hapzydeco
May 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
Students interested in researching the roots of the Women’s Rights Movement will find this examination of Stanton and the 1848 Woman’s Rights Convention at Seneca Falls, New York an excellent place to begin. Wellman describes the event within its social context and reveals how Stanton’s leadership united radical Quakers, Abolitionists, and legal reformers to promote the belief that “All men and women are created equal.
Veronica
Aug 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
I haven't read this whole book, but am citing it in an entry for the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Motherhood essay I am writing. The few bits of this book I have read have been really good. It focuses on the years building up to the Seneca Falls convention (as it says in the title) and gives a deeper view into how the feminist movement was born in the USA. I hope to figure out a way to incorporate this into my future (not-yet-scheduled) PhD on feminist organizations.
Margaret
May 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
Much-needed look at the local context of the 1st Women's Rights Convention in the U.S. Nice job placing you within the everyday lives of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others in 1848 Seneca Falls, NY.
Allegra Itsoga
rated it liked it
Nov 15, 2017
Melissa
rated it liked it
Apr 02, 2008
Laura
rated it really liked it
Jan 28, 2010
Ginny
rated it really liked it
Oct 13, 2016
Andrew
rated it liked it
Jun 28, 2019
Emily
rated it really liked it
Apr 27, 2009
Heather Miller
rated it it was amazing
Aug 12, 2007
Becky
rated it it was amazing
Mar 18, 2008
Starbubbles
rated it really liked it
Sep 09, 2008
Branden
rated it really liked it
Feb 11, 2008
Lynn Harpham
rated it liked it
Jun 19, 2012
Steve Gifford
rated it liked it
Jan 20, 2016
Bonnie Bess
rated it it was amazing
May 08, 2009
Sam
rated it really liked it
Jun 06, 2016
Leilani Hill
rated it it was amazing
Jul 07, 2013
Keri
rated it liked it
Mar 09, 2019
Bibliovixen
rated it it was amazing
Oct 21, 2008
Rachel
rated it really liked it
Aug 05, 2008
Charlesandmollie
rated it it was ok
Jan 18, 2020
Marian
rated it liked it
Nov 22, 2008
Sherry Wilmes
rated it really liked it
Nov 09, 2019
Anna Trower
rated it it was amazing
Jan 27, 2016
Brenda
rated it really liked it
Jan 06, 2011
Michelle
rated it it was amazing
Oct 16, 2011
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • The French Photographer
  • Information Wars: How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation and What We Can Do about It
  • Holding the Line: Inside Trump's Pentagon with Secretary Mattis
  • Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician
  • The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation
  • Border Wars: Inside Trump's Assault on Immigration
  • Trump and His Generals: The Cost of Chaos
  • A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith
  • Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth
  • Confirmation Bias
  • From Cold War to Hot Peace: The Inside Story of Russia and America
See similar books…

Other books in the series

Women, Gender, and Sexuality in American History (1 - 10 of 25 books)
  • Women Doctors in Gilded-Age Washington: Race, Gender, and Professionalization
  • Friends and Sisters: Letters between Lucy Stone and Antoinette Brown Blackwell, 1846-93
  • Demanding Child Care: Women's Activism and the Politics of Welfare, 1940-1971
  • Cold War Progressives: Women's Interracial Organizing for Peace and Freedom
  • Rape in Chicago: Race, Myth, and the Courts
  • Black Women and Politics in New York City
  • Swing the Sickle for the Harvest is Ripe: Gender and Slavery in Antebellum Georgia
  • Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry
  • Christian Sisterhood, Race Relations, and the YWCA, 1906-46
  • Radical Sisters: Second-Wave Feminism and Black Liberation in Washington, D.C.