The myth of Seneca Falls : memory and the women's suffrage movement, 1848-1898 (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
The myth of Seneca Falls : memory and the women's suffrage movement, 1848-1898 Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The myth of Seneca Falls : memory and the women's suffrage movement, 1848-1898

Author: Lisa Tetrault
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2014. ©2014
Series: Gender & American culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"The story of how the women's rights movement began at the Seneca Falls convention of 1848 is a cherished American myth. The standard account credits founders such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott with defining and then leading the campaign for women's suffrage. In her provocative new history, Lisa Tetrault demonstrates that Stanton, Anthony, and their peers gradually created and  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Tetrault
ISBN: 9781469614274 1469614278 9781469633503 1469633507
OCLC Number: 860943888
Description: 279 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Woman's day in the Negro's hour: 1865-1870 --
Movements without memories: 1870-1873 --
Women's rights from the bottom up: 1873-1880 --
Inventing women's history: 1880-1886 --
Commemoration and its discontents: 1888-1898.
Series Title: Gender & American culture.
Responsibility: Lisa Tetrault.
More information:

Abstract:

"The story of how the women's rights movement began at the Seneca Falls convention of 1848 is a cherished American myth. The standard account credits founders such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott with defining and then leading the campaign for women's suffrage. In her provocative new history, Lisa Tetrault demonstrates that Stanton, Anthony, and their peers gradually created and popularized this origins story during the second half of the nineteenth century in response to internal movement dynamics as well as the racial politics of memory after the Civil War"--

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Tetrault expertly unpacks the myth of Seneca Falls by examining the messy history of the leaders in the post-Civil War women's rights movement.-ChoiceAll historians would benefit from reading Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.