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Provocative Mothers and Their Precocious Daughters: 19th Century Women's Rights Leaders

About the Book

Mothers and daughters share a special bond that ebbs and flows throughout their lives. It may not always be solid, but no matter what difficulties they face, their relationships are usually unbreakable.

Take a step back in time to uncover the engaging lives of four mothers and daughters. As pioneer women’s rights leaders, Martha Wright, Abby Kelley Foster, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucy Stone worked diligently for what they believed women deserved. Letters, diary entries, and journals reveal the strong mother-daughter relationships that not only enriched their personal lives, but the woman suffrage movement as a whole.

From the mid-1800s to the early 1900s, these women struggled to make the world a better place. Through their actions and beliefs, they forged a path for future generations and raised daughters to be determined young women who merit our attention today.

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About the Author

I have been passionate about women's history since obtaining my PhD and teaching the subject for years. My research on letters and journals has been the source of dozens of academic and popular interest papers I have delivered over the years. Other interests include museums that focus on art and architecture. I am a member of a Catholic Church and a Reform Jewish Synagogue. I work at the Boys and Girls Club of Rochester tutoring young children. I am a mentor for women both incarcerated and released from jail. I have advocated for single new moms all of my life.

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What a captivating read of 4 intertwined reform mothers of the 19th century parenting their daughters with different styles, but all imparting a sense of female strength and independence. All balanced their personal relationships with their passionate public crusades for female as well as black emancipation and the right to vote! I am ashamed to admit that of the 4 reform mothers I knew of only one, having attended a one-woman play about Elizabeth Stanton performed by a good friend of mine. As an actress myself, my curiosity has been peeked about their stories and relationships, and, as the author intended, I want to know more of their history, or should I say her-story!



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