Interview with Ellen DuBois, Associate Professor of History and American Studies at SUNY Buffalo, on her new book entitled "Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony: correspondence, writings, speeches." DuBois discusses the origins of feminism in England with Mary Wollstonecraft and Frances Wright. While the US feminist movement in the 1920's fought for education for women and sexual equality, DuBois notes that women in the 1830s were very militant. Both Stanton and Anthony's families were abolitionists and radical Quakers. Stanton, in 1848, helped organize the first women's rights movement, and Anthony was involved in the temperance movement. DuBois also notes the conflict between women's rights and freedom and the right to vote; also, the fight for court reforms, closing of prisons, and day care. Also contains readings of some of Stanton and Anthony's speeches. Host and interviewer is Harry Levine.
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