In Her Own Right: The Life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton by Elisabeth Griffith

By Elisabeth Griffith

The 1st complete, absolutely documented biography of an important girl suffragist and feminist reformer in nineteenth-century the USA, In Her personal correct restores Elizabeth Cady Stanton to her precise position in historical past. Griffith emphasizes the importance of position types and feminine friendships in Stanton's growth towards own and political independence. In Her personal correct is, within the author's phrases, an "unabashedly 'great girl' biography."

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3 The effect of these changes on Johnstown’s first family was initially indirect. Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s hometown lay twenty-five miles north of the canal and considerably east of the principal areas of reform activity. The village experienced some industrial expansion, population growth, and a decline in church membership. Judge Cady profited from the sale of his western holdings to canal developers and new settlers, and his law practice increased. The Cady family’s social and economic position was secure, but not even the Cadys could shelter their household from what Judge Cady deemed the suspect enthusiasms sweeping the region.

Efforts to reconstruct Stanton’s life have been handicapped by the muddled state of the sources. Primary sources include letters, a diary, an autobiography and unpublished fragments, a political history, The Woman’s Bible, speeches, articles, and newspaper columns. The correspondence of colleagues and family, newspaper reports, and the archives of the National and National American Woman Suffrage associations are also available. However, as Anthony frequently complained, Stanton was never very systematic about her record keeping.

Of all the Cady daughters, Elizabeth was the one with the opportunity and talent to succeed in these fields. Tryphena, just married, was twelve years older and mathematically inclined. Harriet was too frail for sports and uninterested in academics. Margaret and Catherine, nine and six years old respectively in 1826, had the athletic potential but lacked the intellectual enterprise. ”—may not have been random. The choice of Elizabeth may have been made in recognition of her superior talents, or it may have been “self-selection” by his daughter.

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