History of Woman Suffrage

History of Woman Suffrage.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony,
Matilda J. Gage, and Ida Husted Harper, editors.
New York: Fowler & Wells, 1881–1922. (05899)

Susan B. Anthony inscribed Bridwell Library’s copy of History of Woman Suffrage with these words: “To the Political Equality Club, Rockford, Illinois. To be presented to the boy or girl who writes the best essay on the progress made by women the past fifty years. From the long-time friend and coworker of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, whose 80th birthday we celebrate Nov. 12, 1895 – and with the best love of Susan B. Anthony, Rochester, N.Y.” Stanton’s “Declaration of Sentiments,” submitted at the first women’s rights convention, held in 1848 at Seneca Falls, New York, is widely considered the touchstone of the women’s equal rights movement in the United States.

Listen as curator Dr. Eric White talks about Susan B. Anthony during a tour.

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