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More than one hundred years after her death, Elizabeth Cady Stanton still stands-along with her close friend Susan B. Anthony-as the major icon of the struggle for women's suffrage. In spite of this celebrity, Stanton's intellectual contributions have been largely overshadowed by the focus on her political activities, and she is yet to be recognized as one of the major thinkers of the nineteenth century. Here, at long last, is a single volume exploring and presenting Stanton's thoughtful, original, lifelong inquiries into the nature, origins, range, and solutions of women's subordination. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Feminist as Thinker reintroduces, contextualizes, and critiques Stanton's numerous contributions to modern thought. It juxtaposes a selection of Stanton's own writings, many of them previously unavailable, with eight original essays by prominent historians and social theorists interrogating Stanton's views on such pressing social issues as religion, marriage, race, the self and community, and her place among leading nineteenth century feminist thinkers. Taken together, these essays and documents reveal the different facets, enduring insights, and fascinating contradictions of the work of one of the great thinkers of the feminist tradition. Contributors: Barbara Caine, Richard Candida Smith, Ellen Carol DuBois, Ann D. Gordon, Vivian Gornick, Kathi Kern, Michele Mitchell, and Christine Stansell.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780814719824
ISBN-10: 0814719821
Format: Paperback
(5817mm x 3887mm x 21mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ellen Carol DuBois

Ellen Carol DuBois is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author and editor of numerous books, including Woman Suffrage and Women's Rights (also available from NYU Press) and Harriot Stanton Blatch and the Winning of Woman Suffrage. Richard Candida Smith is professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley, where he also serves as director of the Regional Oral History Office. He is the author of Utopia and Dissent: Art, Poetry, and Politics in California and Mallarme's Children: Symbolism and the Renewal of Experience.

Books By Author Ellen Carol DuBois

Feminism and Suffrage by Ellen Carol DuBois

Feminism and Suffrage

Paperback, July 1999
Woman Suffrage and Women's Rights by Ellen Carol DuBois

Woman Suffrage and Women's Rights

Paperback, July 1998