Susan B. Anthony and the Struggle for Equal Rights

Title

Susan B. Anthony and the Struggle for Equal Rights

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Edited by Christine L. Ridarsky (College at Brockport alumna) and Mary M. Huth ; introduction by Nancy A. Hewitt (College at Brockport alumna).

Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Alison M. Parker: Frances Watkins Harper and the search for women's interracial alliances which can be read here: http://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/hst_facpub/9/.

Though Susan B. Anthony is best remembered for leading the campaign for women's suffrage, she worked in multiple movements for equality beyond women's right to vote, including antislavery, Native American rights, temperance, and labor reform. In doing so she forged alliances with other activists to forward a broad social justice agenda, but she also faced opposition from these reformers on how best to achieve this goal.

Susan B. Anthony and the Struggle for Equal Rights explores the diversity of women's activism in nineteenth-century American reform movements, focusing on how Anthony and other women reformers shaped those movements and our memories of them. The essays here chart the long career of Anthony in this rich historical context of women's activism and display the efforts of a wide variety of women, and the challenges they faced, in the continued struggle for equality.

ISBN

1580464254

Publication Date

2012

Publication Information

x, 245 pages ; 24 cm.

Rochester, N.Y. : University of Rochester Press,, c2012.

Disciplines

Politics and Social Change | United States History | Women's History

Department

History

Comments

Located in Drake Library at: HQ1413.A55 S873 2012

CONTENTS: Preface -- Introduction / Nancy A. Hewitt -- Constructing memory. We shall be remembered : Susan B. Anthony and the politics of writing history / Lisa Tetrault -- Anthony and her allies. "To bury the black man and the woman in the citizen" : the American Equal Rights Association and the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1867 / Laura Free -- "I pray with my work" : Susan B. Anthony's religious journey / Kathi Kern -- Broadening the boundaries of the equal rights struggle. Others and origins : nineteenth-century suffragists and the "Indian problem" / Melissa Ryan -- Frances Watkins Harper and the search for women's interracial alliances / Alison M. Parker -- The Ladies' Land League and the labor question : Irish-American women and social reform in the late nineteenth century / Tara M. McCarthy -- Reconstructing memory. Knowing Susan B. Anthony : the stories we tell of a life / Ann D. Gordon -- List of contributors -- Index.