Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Reminiscences
|An article by Jone Johnson Lewis, Women's History Guide|
In 1881, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage published the first volume of History of Woman Suffrage, covering the years 1848-1861. One of the best sources for inside information on the early years of the woman suffrage movement in the United States, it was written by the three editors as well as other suffrage workers.
While the 800+ pages of this volume are not available online, nor are the other volumes, occasional copies of the work can be found in used bookstores and many libraries possess copies, often in their rare book collection.
I've reproduced on this site one chapter of the original work, both as interesting reading and as a resource for students, teachers and researchers. (You'll find two versions: one divided into 9 parts, for easier reading online, and another with the original pagination and placement of notes, for those who need to cite the work for research purposes.)
And what an amazing chapter this one is! Signed by "E.C.S." (Elizabeth Cady Stanton, of course), it includes
The often-droll humor of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, her devotion to and love of her children and her friend Susan B. Anthony, the commitment of Elizabeth Cady Stanton to the cause of women's rights are all as alive today as they were 120 years ago when she published these "reminiscences." I invite you to enjoy this brief extract from a long, detailed and historically-important book.
Summary: A section of the original text by Elizabeth Cady Stanton about the early days of the woman suffrage movement, including the meeting of Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, their early struggles for women's rights, opposition to their work and the experiment with fashion innovation called the Bloomer Costume.
copyright 1999-2004 ©
Jone Johnson Lewis.
Text copyright 1999-2004 © Jone Johnson Lewis.