Untidy Origins: A Story of Woman's Rights in Antebellum New York

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2005 - Social Science - 222 pages
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, demandin
 

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PUZZLES the female portion of community
5
THE LIMITS OF CITIZENSHIP equal and civil and political rights
27
PROPERTY AND PLACE Your Memorialists inhabitants of Jefferson county
49
INTELLECTUAL INFLUENCES arguments both numerous and decisive
83
POLITICS AND LIBERTY the government and laws under which they live
107
THE CONVENTION modifying the present Constitution of this State
129
CONCLUDING THOUGHTS sufficiently plain without argument
157
Notes
171
Bibliography
199
Index
213
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Lori D. Ginzberg is associate professor of history and women's studies at Pennsylvania State University. She is author of two books, including Women and the Work of Benevolence: Morality, Politics, and Class in the Nineteenth-Century United States. A native of New York City, Ginzberg lives in Philadelphia.

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