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The Birth of American Feminism

The Seneca Falls Woman's Convention of 1848


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The Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 was at the beginning of the long struggle for women's rights in the United States. The documents collected in this anthology bring to life the anger and the excitement of a moment when a small but determined group of women dared to challenge the laws and customs of a society dominated by men.

Author Biography

Virginia Bernhard has published two historical novels, setin seventeenth-century Virginia and Bermuda, as well as a biographyof a Texas governor's daughter. She coedited Southern Women: Histories and Identities (1992) and teaches at the Universityof St. Thomas in Houston. Professor Bernhard has served on theAdvanced Placement test development committee for United Stateshistory. Elizabeth Fox-Genovese is Eleonore Raoul Professor of theHumanities at Emory University. She is editor of the Journal ofthe Historical Society, and author of Within the PlantationHousehold Black and White Women of the Old South(1988); Feminism without Illusions: A Critique ofIndividualism (1991); "Feminism is Not the Story of MyLife": How Today's Feminist Elite Has Lost Touch with the RealConcerns of Women (1996); Reconstructing History: TheEmergence of a Historical Society, co-edited with ElisabethLasch-Quinn (1999); and Women and the Future of the Family(2000).
Release date NZ
June 1st, 1995
Edited by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese Edited by Virginia Bernhard
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Brandy Wine Press
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