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Ernestine Rose, Women's Rights Pioneer

By December 4, 2012

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You probably recognize names like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony as pioneers in women's rights. Maybe even Lucretia Mott, Lucy Stone and Julia Ward Howe. Polish-born Ernestine Rose was right there starting in the 1840s with those more famous women. Though she's far less known than those other women, she played an important role in the 19th century American women's movement, including working for women's economic rights. She's been called the first Jewish feminist, though she'd moved beyond the strict Judaism of her rabbi father and was an outspoken atheist. Read more about this fascinating figure of the early women's suffrage struggles:

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