The Resource Untidy origins: : a story of woman's rights in antebellum New York, Lori D. Ginzberg, (ebook)

Untidy origins: : a story of woman's rights in antebellum New York, Lori D. Ginzberg, (ebook)

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Untidy origins: : a story of woman's rights in antebellum New York
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Untidy origins:
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a story of woman's rights in antebellum New York
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Lori D. Ginzberg
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eng
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On a summer day in 1846--two years before the Seneca Falls convention that launched the movement for woman's rights in the United States--six women in rural upstate New York sat down to write a petition to their state's constitutional convention, demanding "equal, and civil and political rights with men." Refusing to invoke the traditional language of deference, motherhood, or Christianity as they made their claim, the women even declined to defend their position, asserting that "a self evident truth is sufficiently plain without argument." Who were these women, Lori Ginzberg asks, and how might their story change the collective memory of the struggle for woman's rights?Very few clues remain about the petitioners, but Ginzberg pieces together information from census records, deeds, wills, and newspapers to explore why, at a time when the notion of women as full citizens was declared unthinkable and considered too dangerous to discuss, six ordinary women embraced it as common sense. By weaving their radical local action into the broader narrative of antebellum intellectual life and political identity, Ginzberg brings new light to the story of woman's rights and of some women's sense of themselves as full members of the nation
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Midwest
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Ginzberg, Lori D
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305.42/09747/109034
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non fiction
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  • Women's rights
  • Women
  • Women
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adult
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Untidy origins: : a story of woman's rights in antebellum New York, Lori D. Ginzberg, (ebook)
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9780807876367
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MWT11720485
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11720485
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Untidy origins: : a story of woman's rights in antebellum New York, Lori D. Ginzberg, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807876367
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11720485
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11720485
System control number
MWT11720485
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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