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The Resource Lucy Stone : an unapologetic life, Sally G. McMillen

Lucy Stone : an unapologetic life, Sally G. McMillen

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Lucy Stone : an unapologetic life
Title
Lucy Stone
Title remainder
an unapologetic life
Statement of responsibility
Sally G. McMillen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the rotunda of the nation's Capital a statue pays homage to three famous nineteenth-century American women suffragists: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott. "Historically," the inscription beneath the marble statue notes, "these three stand unique and peerless." In fact, the statue has a glaring omission: Lucy Stone. A pivotal leader in the fight for both abolition and gender equality, her achievements marked the beginning of the women's rights movement and helped to lay the groundwork for the eventual winning of women's suffrage. Yet, today most Americans have never heard of Lucy Stone. Sally McMillen sets out to address this significant historical oversight in this engaging biography. Exploring her extraordinary life and the role she played in crafting a more just society, McMillen restores Lucy Stone to her rightful place at the center of the nineteenth-century women's rights movement. Raised in a middle-class Massachusetts farm family, Stone became convinced at an early age that education was key to women's independence and selfhood, and went on to attend the Oberlin Collegiate Institute. When she graduated in 1847 as one of the first women in the US to earn a college degree, she was drawn into the public sector as an activist and quickly became one of the most famous orators of her day. Lecturing on anti-slavery and women's rights, she was instrumental in organizing and speaking at several annual national woman's rights conventions throughout the 1850s. She played a critical role in the organization and leadership of the American Equal Rights Association during the Civil War, and, in 1869, cofounded the American Woman Suffrage Association, one of two national women's rights organizations that fought for women's right to vote. Encompassing Stone's marriage to Henry Blackwell and the birth of their daughter Alice, as well as her significant friendships with Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and others, McMillen's biography paints a complete picture of Stone's influential and eminently important life and work. Self-effacing until the end of her life, Stone did not relish the limelight the way Elizabeth Cady Stanton did, nor did she gain the many followers whom Susan B. Anthony attracted through her extensive travels and years of dedicated work. Yet her contributions to the woman's rights movement were no less significant or revolutionary than those of her more widely lauded peers. In this accessible, readable, and historically-grounded work, Lucy Stone is finally given the standing she deserves"--
  • "A biography of Lucy Stone, who, while often overshadowed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and others, played a pivotal role in the woman's rights movement and fought for gender equality throughout her life"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
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McMillen, Sally G.
Dewey number
  • 324.6/23092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1899.S8
LC item number
M36 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stone, Lucy
  • Suffragists
  • Women's rights
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • Stone, Lucy
  • Suffragists
  • Women's rights
  • United States
  • Stone, Lucy
Label
Lucy Stone : an unapologetic life, Sally G. McMillen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Massachusetts childhood -- Oberlin Collegiate Institute -- "Well, whether we like it or not, little woman, God has made you an orator!" -- "The heart and soul of this crusade" -- "This strange union": marriage and motherhood -- War and division, 1861-1869 -- Onward struggle, 1870-1888 -- "Make the world better," 188901893
Control code
ocn878299465
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780199778393
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014028027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199778393
  • (OCoLC)878299465
Label
Lucy Stone : an unapologetic life, Sally G. McMillen
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Massachusetts childhood -- Oberlin Collegiate Institute -- "Well, whether we like it or not, little woman, God has made you an orator!" -- "The heart and soul of this crusade" -- "This strange union": marriage and motherhood -- War and division, 1861-1869 -- Onward struggle, 1870-1888 -- "Make the world better," 188901893
Control code
ocn878299465
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780199778393
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014028027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199778393
  • (OCoLC)878299465

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