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Seneca Falls

Women’s Rights Convention of 1848

The Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention, held on 19 and 20 July 1848 at the Wesleyan Chapel inSeneca Falls, New York, was the first convention in the United States specifically called to discuss women’ssocial, civil, and religious rights.

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Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement

Sally McMillen

In Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Woman's Rights Movement, Sally McMillen unpacks, for the first time, the full significance of the revolutionary convention that changed the course of women's history. The book covers 50 years of women's activism, from 1840-1890, focusing on four extraordinary figures--Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, and Susan B. Anthony. McMillen tells the stories of their lives, how they came to take up the cause of women's rights, the astonishing advances they made during their lifetimes, and the lasting and transformative effects of the work they did.

Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement
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