Analysis Of Elizabeth Cady Stanton: A Radical For Women's Rights

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Who was Elizabeth Cady Stanton? Stanton was a radical reformer for women's rights, many people may not know who she was or what significance she held for women today. In the book, Elizabeth Cady Stanton: A Radical for Women’s Rights by Lois W. Banner, the reader gets to learn more about her, her family and what her importance was from 1815 to 1902. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born on November 12, 1815 in Johnstown, New York. She was born to a lawyer that had no problem expressing favoritism toward his son and a mother who was sweet and taught her children to follow their dreams. According to USC Dornsife, Lois W. Banner “is a graduate of UCLA, with a Master's Degree in European History and a Ph.D. from Columbia University in American history, Lois Banner was a founder of the field of women's history in the 1970s.” I believe Banner was inspired to write about Elizabeth Cady Stanton because she has written many books on the background of women and gender in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Elizabeth Cady Stanton: A Radical for Women’s…show more content…
For Elizabeth Cady Stanton it did not come easy, she went through many hard times to prove what she had believed in for years. This book give a very good understanding of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's life and the many struggles she had to overcome to get to where she was when she was finally satisfied with the work she had done. Stanton wrote, “It was often necessary to travel night and day, sometimes changing cars at midnight, and perhaps arriving at the destination half and hour or less before going on the platform, and starting again on the journey upon leaving it, in constant fever of anxiety (p. 121).” If it wasn’t for her and few other women who saw more potential in what women had to offer, i am not so sure that we wouldn’t be fighting the same fight they did all those years
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