Written by American activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, “The Declaration of Rights and Sentiments” was modeled after the American Declaration of Independence and presented at the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848. This conference in New York was the first ever to tackle the issue of women’s rights, and was put together when one of the principal organizers of the convention, activist Lucretia Mott, was banned from speaking at a world anti-slavery conference in London. The document was signed by 68 women and 32 men, and Frederick Douglas would later hail it the “grand movement for attaining the civil, social, political, and religious rights of women.” This book would compliment a unit on civil rights, women’s suffrages, the history of the United States, and rhetoric, to name a few.
Author: Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Interest Levels: 8 - 11
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