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Recounting the story of America's antebellum woman's rights movement through the efforts of Lucy Stone (1818-1893), this important account differs dramatically from those that focus almost exclusively on Susan B. Anthony or Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Million examines the social forces of the 1830s and 1840s that led Stone to become a woman's reformer and her early agitation as a student at Oberlin College, including what may well be the nation's first strike for equal pay for women. Million chronicles not only the public side of Stone, but her personal battles as well.

Considering a woman's right to self-sovereignty as the central issue of the movement, Stone tried to prove that marriage need not rob a woman of her autonomy. With Henry B. Blackwell, Stone attempted to establish a marriage of truly equal partners, in which she maintained her personal and financial independence. She worked tirelessly during the 1850s, not only as the movement's silver-tongued orator, but also as the organizer and manager of the National Woman's Rights Conventions, champion of coeducation, instigator of nation-wide petitioning efforts, and first person to plead for women's equal legal rights before a body of lawmakers.^LThe contributions of several prominent male leaders are presented, along with coverage of agitation in New England and the western states. Million also details the trials of motherhood that eventually led Stone to pass leadership of the movement to Anthony and Stanton on the eve of the Civil War.

Book News Annotation:

As one of the most popular orators in the US during the decade before the Civil War, says American historian Million, Stone (1818-93) symbolized the right, ability, and desire of women to exercise a public voice. This was distinct from, though closely relate to her strong advocacy of women being allowed a voice in government. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The work and influence of one of antebellum America's most famous orators and activists establishes her as the early movement's central figure and driving force.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-320) and index.

About the Author

JOELLE MILLION is an independent scholar and historian. She has taught history at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Table of Contents

Introduction

"Shall Woman's Voice Be Hushed?"

The Making of a Reformer

Learning Woman's Lot

Separate Spheres and Female Education

Rousing Woman's Voice

"The Confounded Woman Question"

A Hand to Be Counted

Oberlin and Universal Reform

The Highest Good

"All Lucy Stone's Doing"

The Power of an Orator

Antislavery Agent

Organizing a Movement

Speaking for Women

Divergent Paths

The Converting Voice

Temperance and Woman's Rights

"A Hearing Ear" in the West

"Heart and Soul"

Testing a Wife's Autonomy

Romance and Politics

Forging a "True Marriage"

The Marriage Question and Woman's Rights

"The Field Is the World"

A "Representative Woman"

The "Path for My Feet"

Taxing Times

Passing the Mantle

Expectancy

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780275978778
Author:
Million, Joelle
Publisher:
Praeger
Location:
Westport, Conn.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Women's rights
Subject:
Suffragists
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Suffragists -- United States.
Subject:
Women's rights -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Biography-Political
Series Volume:
v. 3
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9.64x6.26x1.25 in. 1.53 lbs.

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