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

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

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Untidy origins : a story of woman's rights in antebellum New York
Title
Untidy origins
Title remainder
a story of woman's rights in antebellum New York
Statement of responsibility
Lori D. Ginzberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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, 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 itself. [from publisher description]
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ginzberg, Lori D
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women's rights
  • Women in politics
  • Women
Label
Untidy origins : a story of woman's rights in antebellum New York, Lori D. Ginzberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Puzzles : the female portion of community -- The limits of citizenship : equal, and civil and political rights -- Property and place : your memorialists inhabitants of Jefferson County -- Intellectual influences : arguments both numerous and decisive -- Politics and liberty : the government and laws under which they live -- The convention : modifying the present constitution of this state -- Concluding thoughts : sufficiently plain without argument
Control code
982004024837
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 222 p.
Isbn
9780807829479
Lccn
2004024837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
5 maps
Label
Untidy origins : a story of woman's rights in antebellum New York, Lori D. Ginzberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Puzzles : the female portion of community -- The limits of citizenship : equal, and civil and political rights -- Property and place : your memorialists inhabitants of Jefferson County -- Intellectual influences : arguments both numerous and decisive -- Politics and liberty : the government and laws under which they live -- The convention : modifying the present constitution of this state -- Concluding thoughts : sufficiently plain without argument
Control code
982004024837
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 222 p.
Isbn
9780807829479
Lccn
2004024837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
5 maps

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